Travel restrictions in Sri Lanka at experimental stage; Min. Gammanpila

Travel restrictions in Sri Lanka at experimental stage; Min. Gammanpila

Travel restrictions in Sri Lanka at experimental stage; Min. Gammanpila

Written by Zulfick Farzan

11 May, 2021 | 11:44 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Movement will be restricted without causing any inconvenience to the essential services, said Joint-Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Gammanpila on Tuesday (11) clarifying the governments’ decision on imposing travel restrictions.

“Essential Services, Export-oriented industries, agriculture, and fisheries industry will operate despite the travel restrictions being imposed,” he said adding the government is yet to decide in detail on the implementation of the restrictions.

The travel restrictions are at the experimental stage at the moment, said the Joint Cabinet Spokesperson.

However, in the most of the case the authorities are to consider the COVID numbers and decide on restrictions and essential services, rather than implementing a blanket policy for the entire country at once, said Gammanpila.

The decision on travel restrictions was made by the Cabinet of Ministers and not by the Presidential Task Force for the Prevention of COVID-19, he said adding the President’s Spokesperson will explain in detail the implementation of the travel restrictions.

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