Curfew lifted from 6.00 am - 12 noon in several districts

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 - 20:14


Curfew lifted from 6.00 am – 12 noon in several districts, on 26 March

The curfew will be temporarily lifted at 6.00 am tomorrow (Thursday, 26) and re-enforced at 12 noon on the same day (26), in all districts EXCEPT the Western Province (Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara Districts), Northern Province (Killinochchi, Jaffna, Mannar, Vavuniya and Mullaitivu Districts) and Puttalam District, . 

Northern Province & Puttalam District  - curfew lifted from 6.00 am - 12 noon, on 27 March
Curfew in the Northern Province (Killinochchi, Jaffna, Mannar, Vavuniya and Mullaitivu Districts) and the Puttalam District will be lifted temporarily on Friday 27th at 6.00 am and re-enforced at 12 noon on the same day 

Western Province 
Curfew in Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara Districts will continue until further notice. 

Deputy Inspector General of Police Ajith Rohana stated that with the introduction of curfew, 600 police barricades will be deployed throughout the country from yesterday.

The Police Headquarters have also provided three telephone numbers to address the social issues faced by the people during the curfew.

Accordingly, the police request the public to call these numbers for sicknesses, power outages, water shortages, medication requirements and other areas that need assistance.

Police stated that the public could inform on the following number -  119, 0112 44 44 80 and 0112 44 44 81.

Meanwhile, 2,797 people have been arrested after a curfew was imposed for violating curfew regulations.

The Police Media Division stated that 729 vehicles have also been arrested

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