The public will be allowed to leave their homes to purchase essential items such as food and medicines, based on their National ID cards when the curfew is relaxed, the President’s Media Division said.
A statement by the President’s Media Division said that the public should select the closest outlet located within walking distance from their homes to make such purchases.
The Government today said that the curfew in the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam districts will be relaxed at 5am on 4th May.
The President’s Media Division said that the curfew in all other districts will be relaxed at 5am on Monday 27 April and reimposed at 8pm that night. Overnight curfew in these areas will continue till 1st May.
All Government and private institutions have been allowed to resume operations from 4th May after the curfew is relaxed.
Buses belonging to Sri Lanka Transport Board and railway carriages can only transport employees who are reporting for work.
The President’s Media Division said that civilians except those who are essentially required to report to work should remain in their homes when the curfew is relaxed.
The public will be allowed to leave their places of dwelling based on the last digit of their National Identity Cards.
Accordingly, those with No. 1 or 2 as the last digit of the National Identity Card are allowed to leave their homes on Mondays.
Similarly, those who can leave their homes during the rest of the week are as follows:
Tuesday : People with No. 3 or 4 as the last digit of their NICs
Wednesday : People with No. 5 or 6 as the last digit of their NICs
Thursday : People with No. 7 or 8 as the last digit of their NICs
Friday : People with No. 9 or 0 as the last digit of their NICs
The Government also said that COVID – 19 prevention health recommendations should strictly be adhered to. (Colombo Gazette)