Reports of total lockdown of country false: Police

4 April 2020 07:03 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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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)

  Comments - 5

  • ANTON Saturday, 04 April 2020 07:26 PM

    CAN'T GOVERNMENT APPOINT A PERSON OR GROUP TO POST AND COMMENT REAL FACTS SITUATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

    George Harry Saturday, 04 April 2020 07:26 PM

    Firstly, denies flatly, later agrees, we do not understand the theory you practice.

    Lanka Shantha Saturday, 04 April 2020 08:08 PM

    We stayed obediently in home from 24th March and we expect you people let us to move free not all around just in our area with maintaining safe distance by 7th April.

    Mohan Gunasekara Saturday, 04 April 2020 08:24 PM

    Can I propose that our President makes regular (preferably daily) updates on the situation in Sri Lanka, as supported by the leading government health advisor? The updates to include status of the virus, arrangements made by government for people

    Anti corona Saturday, 04 April 2020 08:58 PM

    How to believe your words, Already this police/ army said that the curfew won't be imposed without a prior notice, but what happened was a contradictory...Finally people could,t even buy their medicines..


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