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UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT ON CURFEW

The curfew imposed in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara,  Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which have been identified as High Risk Zones will continue until further notice. In all other districts, curfew will be lifted at 6.00am tomorrow, Thursday the 9th and will be re-imposed at 4.00 pm on the same day. This will be effective…

Ministry of Defence & Police donated Rs. 60 million to COVID – 19 Fund

Balance reaches Rs. 420 million Secretary Defence, Major General (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratne handed over a donation of Rs. 10 million collected by 1200 employees of the Ministry of Defence voluntarily,   to Secretary to the President Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, at the Presidential Secretariat, today (07). The Acting Inspector General of Police Mr. C.D.Wickremaratne also handed over …

New mechanism to issue curfew passes introduced

The Government imposes curfew from time to time with the objective of preventing unwanted congregation of people in the wake of COVID – 19 outbreak. It has been observed that excessively number of people gather at Police Stations to obtain curfew passes during curfew periods. Such large gathering of people is a major hindrance to…

More donations to COVID – 19 Fund

Balance reaches Rs. 380 million   A contribution of Rs. 66 million was made to the COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund within two days. The latest donations had increased the balance of the Fund to Rs. 380 million. Minister Dullas Alahapperuma donated his Cabinet Minister’s salary for the month of April and…

We are committed to provide relief to people during this difficult time without any discrimination – President

Samagi Jana Balawegaya commends measures by the Government to combat COVID – 19 Pre-testing of infected conduct under the guidance of experts Service of PHIs lauded Essential drugs to be imported from India More suitable economic model explored President requests employers to pay attention to those who had stranded in the city President Gotabaya Rajapaksa…

Updated curfew announcement

The week from tomorrow, Monday the 6th April to Friday, the 10th April  has been declared a period of work from home for the public as well as the private sector institutes.The last week too was a period of work from home. The curfew imposed in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara,  Puttalam, Kandy and…

2,961 prison inmates released on bail

Between the period from March 17th to date (April 4th,) 2,961 prison inmates have been released on bail under the recommendations of the special committee appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The committee was appointed to make recommendations on the possibility of providing legal redress for the prisoners following a request made by the inmates during…

COVID-19 prevention program proceeds with professional expertise

Progress of ongoing COVID-19 prevention program reviewed Timely action by Government has kept the epidemic  under control Procedures adopted has helped correctly identify both the infected and the compromised Country still not out of danger Prevention program likely to continue till end of New Year season COVID-19 prevention program will continue to rely on expert…

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