Inter-provincial travel restriction strictly implemented

Inter-provincial travel restriction strictly implemented

Inter-provincial travel restriction strictly implemented

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

22 Jun, 2021 | 11:14 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): As per the guidelines issued by the Director-General of Health Services, the movement between provinces continues to remain restricted, despite the relaxation of the island-wide travel restriction, Sri Lanka Police stressed on Tuesday (Jun. 22).

“No one is allowed to cross provincial borders under any circumstances, except for those engaged in essential services and other humanitarian reasons,” Police Spokesperson Senior DIG Ajith Rohana stressed.

According to the Police Spokesperson, people are permitted to cross borders in the event of a funeral of a close relative (father/ mother/ child/ siblings) on the condition they are able to provide the necessary documents of proof.

“Otherwise, no civilian is permitted to cross provincial borders,” the Senior DIG Ajith Rohana emphasized.

On Monday (Jun. 21), 6512 people were inspected at 14 Entry and Exit points of the Western Province; 266 people were admonished for attempting to cross the provincial borders in violation of the movement restriction on inter-provincial travel.

“We are strictly implementing the inter-provincial travel restriction. The general public is kindly requested not to try and cross inter-provincial borders for other purposes,” the Police Spokesperson sternly advised.

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