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No plan to enforce countrywide curfew – Director-General Information

ECONOMYNEXT – The government has no plan and no need to enforce a countrywide curfew, the Director-General of Government Information Nalaka Kaluwewa said.

In a statement released this evening, Kaluwewa said that rumours circulating on Social Media that the country was going into an island-wide curfew were false.

“We urge the public to be calm and exercise discretion,” Kaluwewa said reassuring the public that the government will keep them informed of the situation as it develops.

All decisions taken by the government which the public should know about will be publicized through all official channels of communication, he said.

At present there is no plan to close down any institutions or impose general curfews, he added.

(Colombo October 5, 2020)

Reported by Arjuna Ranawana