ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka police have introduced a daily sticker pass for vehicles driven by people belonging to essential services during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.
Police media spokesman Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said 50,000 stickers were distributed on June 02 valid only for that day. It is being tried again today (03) with a fresh batch of stickers, he said.
Rohana said in a statement that the sticker method will be used to separate vehicles belonging to those in essential services and vehicles engaged in non-essential services in an attempt to control a huge number of vehicles that has been entering Colombo the past few days despite the lockdown.
Different coloured stickers, each valid for just 24 hours, will be issued every day after checking an identification document and a letter from the workplace, he said.
On June 01, Sri Lanka extended the ongoing movement restriction imposed to control the spread of COVID-19 till 4 am June 14.
Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said on May 28 that divisional secretaries have been instructed to coordinate the delivery of essential items to households across the island. It is assumed that this will continue till June 14. (Colombo/June03/2021)