11 March 2020 – President seeks the co-operation of all parts of society against COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Whole of society
Intervention Categories: Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President and the task force appointed to control the Covid-19 epidemic

Overview: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa seeks cooperation of all sections of the society to stop the spread of COVID – 19 in Sri Lanka.
Full details here: https://www.presidentsoffice.gov.lk/index.php/2020/03/11/president-seeks-public-cooperation-to-fight-covid-19/?lang=en

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: First case of a person from Sri Lanka having Covid-19 was reported on the 10th of March and the call for a whole of society response came on the 11th of March