Police curfew in Ja-Ela and Wattala

Police curfew in Ja-Ela and Wattala

March 19, 2020   09:53 pm


Police curfew will be imposed within the Ja-Ela and Wattala Police Divisions from 10 pm tonight (19).

The curfew will be in effect until further notice, stated the Police Spokesperson.

Previously, the government imposed police curfew in 11 police divisions in Puttalam, 7 in police divisions in Chilaw and the Kochchikade police division in Negombo from 4.30 pm last evening (18).

However, the curfew was lifted for 6 hours from 8.00 am this morning (19) and re-imposed at 2.00 pm in the afternoon.

The Police have advised the general public to minimize movement after the curfew is lifted and to stay inside their respective residences after curfew is enforced again.

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

Air passengers who are scheduled to reach Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake can use their flight ticket as a curfew permit.

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