Banks are considering mobile ATM facilities during the ongoing curfew, officials said.
The curfew around the country, which has now lasted for days and is likely to continue, has resulted in several people running out of cash.
Responding to the issue on social media, Professor Charitha Herath, head of media coordination at the Special Presidential Task Force for Essential Services said the Government was in talks with banks to address the issue.
He said that public and private banks have agreed to introduce mobile ATM facilities.
“Valid issue. We are trying to arrange some mobile facility to withdraw cash from their accounts. Public & Private bankers agreed to introduce mobile ATM facilities. People’s Bank has already initiated it. Trying our best to address this issue soon,” he said.
A strict curfew has been enforced in Sri Lanka to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (Colombo Gazette)