Reports circulating on social media of a complete lockdown enforced from April 10 to 15 where food supply and delivery would be suspended are completely false, Police spokesman SP Jaliya Senaratne said.
Issuing a statement SP Senaratne said the false reports indicated that during the supposed lockdown, the law will strictly be enforced, where vehicles vending products such as bakery items will not be permitted to operate while no retail operations will be allowed to be carried out.
The police spokesman denied such reports stating that the government has made no such decision thus far. The police warned against those who circulate false reports on social media, adding that the Criminal Investigations Department has launched a probe to identify and take legal action against those who create and circulate misleading posts.(Kalani Kumarasinghe)