All Economic Centers to be open during curfew hours

All Economic Centers to be open during curfew hours

All Economic Centers to be open during curfew hours

Written by Staff Writer

22 Mar, 2020 | 11:02 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st):- The government has decided to open all economic centres in the country for business, during the curfew period.

This statement was made by the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Janaka Bandara Tennakoon at a media briefing held in Dambulla today (March 22).

The Minister said;

“Permission has been granted through a special gazette issued under the instructions of the IGP, to allow farmers to bring their produce to any Economic Center, located island wide. Farmers can bring their produce even during the period in which the curfew is still in effect.”

A special program to disinfect the Special Economic Center in Dambulla also took place today, prior to commencing operations.

Meanwhile, Minister S. M. Chandrasena visited the Economic Center in Thambuththegama today (March 22), to look into the commencement of operations at the centre.

During his visit, addressing the media, he said;

“Curfew restrictions will not affect farmers. Farmers can bring their produce to economic centers at any time. Selling their produce can be resumed as soon as curfew is lifted. There is no issue. The police is aware of this and all arrangements have been put in place by the government.”

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