Eleven special stickers with separate colors will be introduced from tomorrow for vehicles that engage in essential services during travel restrictions are in place, police said.
Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the new sticker system will be used from tomorrow morning on all roads entering Colombo to ensure that people traveling for essential services without delay during travel restrictions.
This sticker is valid until the traffic restrictions are lifted, he said
Accordingly, green sticker for health services vehicles, light blue color for the three armed forces and Police vehicles, Purple is for those in the private sector who provide essential services, light brown colour sticker for the people working in the import, export, manufacturing and industries sector, yellow for essential supplies, red for essential delivery services, orange for media and communications institutions, white for work related to immigration and emigration, black sticker for humanitarian causes (funeral, medical examination etc) and gray colour sticker is for pre-cooked food and delivery services.
A special colored sticker has been introduced for other duties in the public sector, he said.
This stickers will be issued after verifying the service identity card, National Identity Card and letters issued by the company.
The spokesman said it will not be allowed to carry the sixth person, once the sticker has been pasted which allows only five can travel in a vehicle.
DIG Rohana said that those who are unable to get the sticker tomorrow will be able to get it the following day.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)
These things can't be done effectively in the middle of the road. These arrangements should have been in place before enforcing such restrictions. Blank stickers mean that its like broadening the doctor symbol misuse.
ram Sunday, 06 June 2021 09:45 PM
what about stickers for vip's party wedding function trip etc.
GERIATRIC Sunday, 06 June 2021 10:18 PM
How about vehicles 'roaming' within the City of Colombo? They would neither Enter nor Exit...
Jude Monday, 07 June 2021 08:25 AM
Another dumb idea which will lead into unwanted and unwarranted vehicles on the road!!
Jude Monday, 07 June 2021 08:26 AM
Yeah paste the sticker on driver's Azz !!
mnsmart Monday, 07 June 2021 08:53 AM
the entire covid - 19 prevention program is a mess
N SENA Monday, 07 June 2021 09:37 AM
THEY ARE PLAYING GAMES
Premalal Perera Monday, 07 June 2021 09:45 AM
Our government is learning "on the job" in the middle of a catastrophe.
Kamal Ranasinghe Monday, 07 June 2021 12:27 PM
Very good idea. Thanks DIG Ajith Rohana.
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