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Inter Province travel restriction to be strictly monitored from today - Army Chief

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The inter province travel restriction will be strictly monitored from today and no one will be allowed to cross provinces other than essential and health workers, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva told Daily Mirror a short while ago.

He said following discussions, it had also been decided to limit the number of attendees to a wedding to 50 guests, from the 150 proposed earlier.

In addition, the Health Ministry will release a set of new health guidelines and restrictions today late afternoon.

The General said there had still been no decision on a lockdown or islandwide travel restrictions. (JAMILA HUSAIN)

  Comments - 19

  • Fiona Deeb Tuesday, 10 August 2021 02:41 PM

    Is it really going to change every 5 minutes? It's spreading faster than a Turkish wildfire here!

    Joshua Tuesday, 10 August 2021 02:47 PM

    This is like going round a burning bush. This restriction has only a limited benefit. Not much impact to contain Covid.

    Richard Vonhagt Tuesday, 10 August 2021 02:50 PM

    The President's stubbornness continues unabated. Possibly one of the most senseless leaders this world has seen in the Covid era.

    Buddhima wickramarachchi Tuesday, 10 August 2021 03:00 PM

    I wonder how can someone be this dumb. Honesty Sir what were you doing all this time?

    N SENA Tuesday, 10 August 2021 03:10 PM


    Raj Tuesday, 10 August 2021 03:18 PM

    Yahoo, restricting inter-province travel will knock the Delta down in seconds. Doesn't matter letting the people jam-packed in urban spots but still within the province, because Covid is so generous in such situations. He gets so angry only when people attempt to cross borders.

    Ishfahan Samsudeen Tuesday, 10 August 2021 03:19 PM

    Have night time curfew from 21h00 till 06h00 every day. Until we get this sorted out. We can implement this immediately like in Europe.

    Jayaratne Tuesday, 10 August 2021 03:30 PM

    Too little too late.

    Lion Tuesday, 10 August 2021 03:36 PM

    කැද හැලියක් ,

    Lumbini Tuesday, 10 August 2021 03:40 PM

    You did this before. It is not going to work. Listen to health professionals. Just locked down.

    Albert Tuesday, 10 August 2021 03:42 PM

    So all these days, any tom dick and Harry was allowed to move freely????? Omg sirrr. Sorry thank you God bless you sirr! And GOD SAVE US Sirrr

    ram Tuesday, 10 August 2021 03:44 PM

    Correction. strict implemention of law on poor people only.

    LankaLover Tuesday, 10 August 2021 06:25 PM

    Complete lockdown is the only answer. Might affect life for a month but will save lives.

    vince Tuesday, 10 August 2021 06:36 PM

    So all this time it was not strictly implemented. What a bunch of inefficient administrators. No wonder the infection by covid 19 is running rampant.

    Saman Tuesday, 10 August 2021 06:51 PM

    Why the vital decisions comes always late?. Too little

    Anura Nanayakkara Tuesday, 10 August 2021 07:05 PM

    Swollen headed idiots, become insensitive to Common sense. That is what has happened to our so called President Gothabhaya.

    Thushiyanthan Tuesday, 10 August 2021 07:50 PM

    Really we need Island wide curfew at least for 2 weeks, not locked down. Or else a highly strict Locked Down for 4 weeks.

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 10 August 2021 09:22 PM

    Api thamai hondatama kare.

    Joe Tuesday, 10 August 2021 10:27 PM

    No lock down. Period! People going on trips to remote locations

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