20 April 2020 – Government relaxes curfew in some districts

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Local Government, Private Sector and Businesses, Police and Interior Affairs, Administrative
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Allowing domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National and subnational
Lead People/Agency: Police Department and other institutions

Overview: Relaxation of curfew in several areas from 20th April with strict operating procedures. Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy, Kegalle and Ampara delayed. Schools, universities, tuition classes and other education institutes and cinemas will remain closed until further notice. Once the curfew is relaxed, state entities including Departments, Corporations and banks should operate as usual. Only 1/3rd of the total workforce of the state organizations located within the Colombo district should report to work. 50% of the staff of the state organizations in other districts should report to work. Buses, vans and rail carriages should transport only half of the passengers of the full capacity. It is required to disinfect all the vehicles. All forms of functions, pilgrimages and pleasure tours, carnivals, processions and meetings are banned until further notice.
Full details here: https://www.presidentsoffice.gov.lk/index.php/2020/04/18/curfew-regulations-relaxed-to-restore-normalcy-in-civilian-life/?lang=en

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception that the economy will be disrupted
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other