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Island-wide curfew to be imposed until Monday

An island-wide curfew will be imposed from 6.00 pm today (20) until 6.00 am on Monday (23), says the President’s Office.

In the meantime, the police curfew imposed within the Ja-Ela and Wattala Police Divisions from 10 pm yesterday (19) was lifted at 9.00 am this morning and will be in force again starting from 12 noon until further notice.

Previously, police curfew was imposed in 11 police divisions in Puttalam, 7 in police divisions in Chilaw and the Kochchikade police division in Negombo from 4.30 pm on Wednesday (18) until 8.00 am yesterday. It was re-imposed at 2.00 pm in the afternoon and temporarily lifted this morning.

Only the movement of public transport vehicles and urgent travels will be allowed while the curfew is in force.