(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – General Shavendra Silva, Sri Lanka Army Commander and the Head of the National Operations Center for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) Thursday confirmed that the travel restrictions imposed to control Covid-19 will be lifted at 4.00 am on Monday the 14th June.
The Army Commander said no decision has been taken yet to extend the travel restrictions beyond June 14.
General Shavendra Silva however said that despite the removal of travel restrictions throughout the country, other restrictions including inter-provincial travel restrictions will continue to be enforced and a final decision will be taken tomorrow (11) after discussing the restrictions.
General Silva said rumors circulating about traffic restrictions and other activities were untrue and urged the public not to believe them and the decision to lift travel restrictions was taken after discussions with medical experts and officials in the relevant departments.
The island-wide travel restrictions were imposed on May 21 to control the spread of the COVID-19 third wave.