30hr travel restriction to begin from 10 PM

June 23, 2021 at 9:17 PM

The island-wide travel restriction will once again be re-imposed starting from 10:00 PM on today (23) until 4:00 am on Friday (25).

Army Commander General Shavendra Silva urged the public to stay at home assisting the efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

Police spokesman Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said that only those who engaged in essential services will be permitted travel tomorrow.

He said that nearly 20,000 police officers will be deployed to monitor the situation.

The ban imposed on inter-province travel will be in effect during the islandwide travel restriction, Senior DIG Rohana said.

Commenting on the Poson festival marked tomorrow, he requested the public to commemorate the day at their residences in line with the travel restriction. (NewsWire)