All Sri Lankans barring media, essential services personnel must remain indoors during curfew: IGP

ECONOMYNEXT – All Sri Lankans barring media and essential services personnel must remain indoors during the island-wide curfew to be imposed from 6pm today, acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C D Wickramaratne said.

Police curfew will be in place till 6am on Monday (March 23), said Wickramaratne, to prevent any violation of regulations imposed under the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance in light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Movement will be permitted for media and essential services personnel during the curfew, he said, and they will be required to use their institute-issued ID cards as a curfew pass.

Passengers making their way to the Bandaranaike International Airport may also use their air ticket as a curfew pass, he added. (Colombo/Mar20/2020)

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