Mar 25, 2020

Curfew update announced ; banks to remain open

Curfew in 16 districts to be lifted at 6am tomorrow (26) & re-imposed at 12.00 noon on the same day.

Curfew in Puttalam, Vavuniya, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu & Jaffna to be lifted on Friday (26) at 6.00am & reimposed at 12.00 noon. 

However, curfew in Colombo, Gampaha & Kalutara to continue indefinitely.

Travel between districts as well as guiding groups of foreigners are strictly prohibited.

However, individuals engaged in farming or working in small tea estates or in the Agro-export industry are permitted to continue work.

Also, media services as well as transport services of essential goods including rice and vegetables will be allowed.

The airport will also provide services for air passengers at the airport while port services are also permitted to continue.

The government further notes that the minister of Agriculture and Trade are are to properly control these activities, 

The media release issued by the Presidential Media Division on this regard is as follows : 


Banks to remain open

Meanwhile, president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed the heads of commercial banks to keep their branches open as necessary.

This is a measure to facilitate trade and other essential activities, stated President’s Media Division.