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Imposing travel restrictions could be taken even this evening or tomorrow, Cabinet spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said today.

He said the discussion related to the above should be taken at the coronavirus Committee meeting. However, with the current outbreak of the pandemic, decisions will be taken considering the circumstances and the situation that prevails in the region.

But the Government might take a different decision by this evening or tomorrow whether to impose travel restrictions considering the situation in India and the cooperation shown by the people, Rambukwella said.

"'People in our country are well educated to understand the prevailing danger," the Minister said.

However, given the current situation, there is no need to close the whole country, he added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)



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  Comments - 16

  • Lala Tuesday, 04 May 2021 03:48 PM

    If lock downed Your son will be in a trouble.

    Joshua Tuesday, 04 May 2021 03:51 PM

    wait, till it spreads some more. Why in a hurry ?

    Buddhist Tuesday, 04 May 2021 03:59 PM

    Government FAIL!

    Samson Tuesday, 04 May 2021 03:59 PM

    We lockdown and invite foreigners to enter our country and quarantine.

    Sam Tuesday, 04 May 2021 03:59 PM

    "There's going to be a total lockdown, there's not going to be a total lockdown. The people in this country are irresponsible, the people in the country are responsible" The mumblings of a madman!

    MirakRajBanda Tuesday, 04 May 2021 04:05 PM

    You are right, ''people in our country are well educated to understand the prevailing danger'', but unfortunately our elected members of parliaments, including yourself, do not fall under that category thus all the prevailing danger. Very unfortunate!!!!

    Wise Man Tuesday, 04 May 2021 04:06 PM

    How can you say when People in our country are well educated to understand the prevailing danger, when they have voted for a fail government. Are u referring to the 69??? ha ha ha ha...

    Buddhist 2 Tuesday, 04 May 2021 04:17 PM

    Hand over this country to the Muslims they will make this a paradise for international business.. Trust me they can

    Anna Tuesday, 04 May 2021 04:41 PM

    lockdowns do not work, look at Europe, you want to kill people by starvation?

    Mithula Tuesday, 04 May 2021 05:30 PM

    How can we believe what you are saying is true! You were the same guy who said that there are no Indian tourists entering Srilanka! You are supposed to be cabinet spokesman! I guess President doesn’t trust you so he doesn’t give you all the information.

    Bernard Tuesday, 04 May 2021 05:52 PM

    If you want to save your skin politically go for a lockdown immediately, otherwise with 6.9 million people you will be doomed.

    Sunil Tuesday, 04 May 2021 06:06 PM

    People are well educated but don"t realise the danger of covid - irreparable damage to various organs in the long term. So are we smart people?

    ravin Tuesday, 04 May 2021 06:17 PM

    Let professionals to handle professional jobs.

    Sunil Tuesday, 04 May 2021 06:33 PM

    Make a 4 week lockdown including airports!

    Kandyan Tuesday, 04 May 2021 07:29 PM

    Yes people were well educated to send people like you to the parliament.

    Jef Wednesday, 05 May 2021 01:53 PM

    You saying our people are educated.....may be not civilized government need good decision making members in the front line to do what's best for the country and citizens first then look at economy and the rest by priotysin one by one.... accordingly decision makers must be on top to prioritise every action to prevent vivid and economy I think government leaders have to get the best team to tackle the covid and let others concentrate invidual portfolio to tackle other issues honest n humble advice

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