11 May 2020 – Government reopens country to revive the economy

Type of Intervention: Judiciary, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice, Finance/Economy
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Allowing domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Police and individual institutions

Overview: The decision was taken to reopen the country in order to restart the economy and get things moving. Appeal to the public not to engage in unnecessary travel and to remain at home unless essential and follow the proper health directives
Full details here: https://news.lk/news/political-current-affairs/item/30114-the-government-has-taken-a-decision-to-reopen-the-country-in-order-to-restart-the-economy

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: Media release
Evidence/Justification: Implied justification is to restart the economy. The press statement states: “One being to gradually get the economy back on track by restarting the private sector and the other is to restart the state sector to provide the required mechanism to kick start the economy”