Police clarify daily & extended travel restrictions; Possession of NIC a MUST

Police clarify daily & extended travel restrictions; Possession of NIC a MUST

Police clarify daily & extended travel restrictions; Possession of NIC a MUST

Written by Zulfick Farzan

12 May, 2021 | 4:10 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Individual and vehicular movement will be restricted from 11:00 PM to 04:00 AM daily from Wednesday (12) to the 31st of May 2021, said Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana adding these restrictions will not apply for essential services.

‘This restriction will also not apply to those who need to visit the hospital for medication,” he added.

Further, the process of allowing people to leave their homes based on the final digit in the NIC will be reintroduced from Thursday (13), said Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana.

“It is important for all Sri Lankans to always have their National Identity Card, if not the Passport or Drivers License,” he said.

Individuals with 2, 4, 6, 8, 0 as the last digit on the NIC will be permitted to go out on even-numbered days while individuals with 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 as the last digit will be allowed to go out on odd-numbered days, he said.

Individuals engaged in official duties at Private and Public institutions need to follow this process he said, adding it only applies for those deciding to engage in personal visits.

From Wednesday (12) to 31st of May 2021, none is permitted to move between provinces while pilgrimages, trips, getaways, and other visits are prohibited.

Only 15 people can attend a funeral and final rites MUST be performed within 24 hours said the Police Spokesperson.

While weddings are prohibited until the 31st of May, Marriage registration is allowed with only 15 people in attendance including the marriage registrar, he said.

In addition, Sri Lanka’s Army Commander said an island-wide travel restriction will also be imposed from 11:00 PM on Thursday (13) to 04:00 AM on Monday (17).

Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana during this 04 day period only essential services will be allowed to operate.

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