11th May 2021 18:33:16 Hours
Imposition of restrictions on inter-province travelling as advised by HE the President will come into effect from midnight today (11 May 2021) and continue until midnight on May 30, 2021, although such restrictions do not apply to essential services, to be announced later, says General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army. He also says possibilities for ban on inter-district travel could also be seriously considered if necessary depending on ground developments.
HE the President on Monday (10) after extensive discussions with all experts, authorities and medical professionals directed to impose travel restrictions in a bid to mitigate the fast transmission of the virus. General Shavendra Silva appeals the general public to adhere to strict health guidelines, avoid gatherings and stay home while supporting these national control attempts.