Isolation in several areas in Gampaha & Colombo District lifted - residents of Modara and Bloemendhal stage a protest

Sunday, 22 November 2020 - 20:42

Isolation in Borella, Wellampitiya, Fort, Slave Island, Ja-Ela and Kadawatha police divisions is set to lift at 05:00 a. tomorrow (23).

However, the Mattakkuliya, Modara, Bloemendal, Kotahena, Granadpass, Foreshore, Aduruppu Street, Dam Street, Pettah, Keselwatta, Maligawatta, Modara and Mattakkuliya police divisions in the Colombo District will continue to be isolated. The Wanathamulla Grama Niladhari Division in the Borella Police Division and the Wekanda Grama Niladhari Division in the Slave Island Police Division has also been isolated until further notice.

Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana, stated that Negombo, Wattala, Peliyagoda, Kelaniya and Ragama police divisions in the Gampaha District will remain isolated until further notice.

Steps have been taken to isolate the Grama Niladhari Divisions of Bogahawatta, Bamunumulla, Kirimanthudawa, Korawala, Atalugama West, Bamunumulla - Muslim and Galagahamandiya in the Bandaragama police division from today (22) morning, with the discovery of coronavirus patients.

Sri Lanka Railway stated that in accordance with health guidelines issued special office trains will be operated from tomorrow morning and afternoon. However, the Department stated that the trains will not halt at stations located in isolated areas.

Meanwhile, people in the isolated areas of Modara and Bloemendhal staged protests today (22) demanding a system to carry out their daily activities in a hygienic manner. They stated that Rs. 5,000 allowance or other relief provided by the government has not been enough to support their daily lives.

Several residents from isolated Modara, Colombo also staged a protest at the Ibbawatte Junction in Aluthmawatha, Modara yesterday (21).