Filter for Sri Lanka Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-08-01 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Tourists: A negative PCR test is required prior to boarding your flight and on arrival in Sri Lanka. The test should be no older than 72 hours prior to boarding.
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2020-08-01 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Tourists: A negative PCR test is required prior to boarding your flight and on arrival in Sri Lanka. The test should be no older than 72 hours prior to boarding.
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2020-08-01 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Tourists: There is no quarantine on arrival unless symptoms are detected.
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2020-08-01 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Tourists: A further test will be done 4-5 days after arrival by a mobile unit in coordination with your Certified Accommodation provider.
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2020-08-01 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Travelers staying for more than 10 days will be required to take a third test during their stay.
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2020-08-01 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Tourists: In case of a positive PCR result, quarantine in a designated hotel or hospitalisation will take place depending on the details of the case. Quarantine would usually be 14 to 21 days if symptoms are detected.
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2020-08-01 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Tourists not to use public transport
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2020-08-01 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Sri Lanka Tourism readies to welcome tourists from 1st Aug 2020
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2020-08-01 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Tourists: Bandaranaike International Airport [BIA], Colombo Ratmalana Airport [RMA] and Mattala Rajapaksa Hambantota Airport [MRIA] will be operating for tourist arrivals from Aug 1st 2020
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2020-07-15 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Theatres permitted to open for concerts and stage plays at 50% seating
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2020-07-12 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Sri Lanka closes schools again for a week as risk of COVID-19 spreading rises
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2020-07-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka Central Bank approves over Rs. 60 billion working capital loans to COVID-19 affected businesses
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2020-07-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka Central Bank further relaxes policy rates by 100 bps to support rapid recovery of economy
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2020-07-09 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
New PCR testing laboratory established at Katunayake airport
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2020-07-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government decides to bear part of the increased electricity bills
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2020-07-06 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Vocational training centers to be reopened on July 6
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2020-07-06 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
all universities will be able to commence their studies from today (July 06) except for the first year students.
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2020-07-06 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools to reopen tomorrow for 800,000 students
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2020-07-05 In Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
Grain imports halted: Now grow more and earn more -President tells Rajarata farmers
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2020-07-04 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Sri Lanka increases surveillance along northern coast to prevent refugees returning from India
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2020-07-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
MRI gets fully automated PCR machine to detect COVID-19
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2020-07-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
MRI gets fully automated PCR machine to detect COVID-19
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2020-07-03 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Over 2,000 Police officers deployed to catch people without face masks. persons, who are seen in public places without facemasks, would be directed for compulsory 14-day self-quarantine at their homes under the observation of the nearest Police Stations.
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2020-06-29 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Sri Lanka to re-open schools in four stages from 29th June
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2020-06-29 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Permission granted to resume tuition classes. maximum number of students able to attend one tuition class is limited to 100
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2020-06-29 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
maximum number of people attending religious gatherings or entering religious places including the buildings and outdoor areas while maintaining physical distance safeguarding personal health is limited to 50.
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2020-06-29 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
NOCPCO Head Appeals the Public to Continue Health Precautions & Guidelines
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2020-06-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Sri Lanka to reopen movie theaters on June 27
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2020-06-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Central Bank Approved Rs. 28 billion loans at 4% among 13,861 businesses affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak
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2020-06-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Government apparatus is geared to assist the industrial sector. The ground work including the provision of loans at single digit interest rate has been laid. President Rajapaksa said he expects the industrialists to show results by manufacturing an array of goods ranging from brooms to medical drugs domestically.
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2020-06-24 In Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
Opportunity is now open to commence productions in many sectors with the limiting of imports of several non-essential items
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2020-06-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Central Bank Approved Rs. 28 billion loans at 4% among 13,861 businesses affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak
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2020-06-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Bank of Ceylon slashes rates for lending facilities with immediate effect
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2020-06-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Central Bank initiates new schemes to support revival of economy adhering to President’s guidelines
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2020-06-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
President directs State Banks to utilize reliefs given by Central Bank to strengthen economy and people
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2020-06-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka Implements New Credit Schemes to Support the Revival of the Economy
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2020-06-17 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Navy on high alert to thwart asylum seekers from virus hit countries
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2020-06-15 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Sri Lanka to reopen botanical gardens and national parks on 15th June
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2020-06-12 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Permission granted to open religious places
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
ComBank launches another special loan scheme for COVID-19 affected micro businesses
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Cabinet approves Rs. 16 billion loan to provide relief for over 144,000 employees in tourism sector affected by COVID-19
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2020-06-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
ADB approves $3 million grant to assist Sri Lanka’s response to COVID-19
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2020-06-09 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Sri Lanka frontline health workers to get a vacation in five-star hotel
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2020-06-08 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public transport, including trains and buses, return to normal
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2020-06-06 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
all districts of the island curfew will be effective from 11.00 pm to 4.00 daily until further notice
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2020-06-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka central bank cuts rates by another 50 bps to support economy
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2020-06-05 In Public health measures: Testing policy
testing and quarantine procedures for the members of the Diplomatic corps based/attached in Colombo when they enter/re-enter Sri Lanka
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2020-06-05 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
testing and quarantine procedures for the members of the Diplomatic corps based/attached in Colombo when they enter/re-enter Sri Lanka
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2020-06-04 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
officials to send returnees from foreign countries for quarantine only after results of PCR tests conducted at the airport itself are known.
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2020-05-31 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Sri Lanka will re-impose the curfew islandwide on Sunday, May 31st after observing a spike in the positive COVID-19 cases, mostly among the expatriated Sri Lankans. Curfew will be effective in the island till Saturday, June 6th and afterwards, the President’s Media Division announced.
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2020-05-29 In Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
Cabinet nod for gazette on limiting imports
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2020-05-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka President underscores need for unconditional budget support from international lenders to revive economy
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2020-05-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
China donates 125,000 face masks to Sri Lankan school children before schools reopen
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2020-05-29 Out Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
Sri Lanka’s Lion Brewery resumes exports after 2-month lockdown
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2020-05-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
New Maximum Retail Prices of rice gazetted
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2020-05-28 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
"Combat Covid-19 with a New Style of Life" guidelines published
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2020-05-25 Out Public health measures: General recommendations
The Government requested the public to adhere to health recommendations while engaging in their daily activities even after the curfew is relaxed.
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2020-05-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lankan and Indian Trade Bodies to promote bilateral Trade and Investment post COVID19
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2020-05-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Samsung, Dialog and MyDoctor partner with Ministry of Health to enable telemedicine services at 16 key hospitals
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2020-05-25 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Traveling between districts except in the two districts of Colombo and Gampaha will be permitted from tomorrow, Tuesday, the May 26th.
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2020-05-25 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew will be effective only between 10.00pm to 4.00am daily in all the districts in the island from tomorrow, Tuesday, May 26th onwards until further notice
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2020-05-25 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Department of Fisheries has decided to permit small scale fishing boats to engage in fishing activities for small fishermen from today
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2020-05-25 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Heads of state and private sector entities are free to decide on the number and categories of workers to be called for work in consideration of the nature of the services they provide and health guidelines.
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2020-05-23 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
At the entry and until they exit from Sri Lanka the crew is required to adhere to the following procedures detailed by the Quarantine Unit – Ministry of Health Sri Lanka and CAASL.
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2020-05-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Amidst dire financial restraints the government took measures to grant the Rs. 5000 allowance to the people
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2020-05-23 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
At the entry and until they exit from Sri Lanka the crew is required to adhere to the following procedures detailed by the Quarantine Unit – Ministry of Health Sri Lanka and CAASL.
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2020-05-23 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Approvals for Mattala and Ratmalana Airports for Technical Landings,Refueling,Crew Rest
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Retirement age of doctors extended to 61 years
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2020-05-22 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Islandwide curfew imposed in Sri Lanka on Sunday and Monday
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2020-05-22 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Sri Lanka takes measures to systematically repatriate Sri Lankans
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2020-05-22 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Systematic repatriation programme to be implemented
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2020-05-21 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
President calls for streamlining pharmaceutical supplies leaving middlemen out
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2020-05-21 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All repatriated Sri Lankans to be taken to Army-managed Quarantine Centres (QCs) for quarantine process
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2020-05-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Foreign ministry and foreign missions contribute to COVID-19 fund
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2020-05-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
PUCSL, CEB & LECO to provide maximum relief to electricity consumers to pay electricity bills
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2020-05-15 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Navy receives ‘Udekki Beach Resort’ for naval personnel to take breath following full recovery from virus
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Sri Lanka Standards Institute prepares guidelines for 11 Covid-19 safety products
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2020-05-14 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The curfew imposed in the Colombo and Gampaha Districts will continue until further notice, the President’s media stated.
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2020-05-13 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
All passengers should enter the bus from the front entrance and exit from the entrance towards the back of the bus. Hand sanitizers should be available on all buses while hand-washing facilities have been provided at all bus halts and train stations.
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2020-05-13 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Wearing a mask is compulsory for traveling on buses.
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2020-05-13 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Train and services permitted to transport passengers according to the number of seats from tomorrow, no standing passengers
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2020-05-13 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
season tickets and regular tickets will be issued for train commuters from tomorrow and the passengers must produce the identity card issued by their workplace in obtaining the ticket.
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Sri Lanka police to seize vehicles without Covid-19 curfew passes
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2020-05-12 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
SriLankan Airlines offers travel passage for travelers supporting global lockdown ease
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2020-05-12 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Court’s approval of quarantine curfew is a victory for people
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2020-05-11 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Issuance of permits for sand, soil, and gravel from May 11
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2020-05-11 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew in other districts of the island except in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam will only be effective from 8.00 pm to 5.00am everyday till Wednesday, the 06th of May. The curfew which will be imposed at 8.00pm on Wednesday, the 06th of May will continue till 5.00am on May 11th .
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2020-05-11 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Public market, fish stalls, closed in Puttalam
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2020-05-11 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The decision taken to close all liquor stores will remain in place said the Deputy Commissioner of the Excise Department Kapila Kumarasinghe in a statement.
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2020-05-11 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Provision of Railway transport facilities for essential employees: Only registered passengers can board the trains
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2020-05-11 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
In other districts including high risk districts of Kalutara and Puttalam curfew will be effective only from 8.00 pm to 5.00 am daily from tomorrow, Monday, May 11th until further notice.
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Supreme Court to resume proceedings from May 11
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
instructions had been issued with details to all heads of state and private sector agencies in relation to conduct of affairs in their respective places of work with one-third of their staff. Accordingly, it is expected that the commencement of work would follow those instructions
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2020-05-11 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Curfew passes issued by the Police authorities are valid only if the driver and passengers wear facemasks.
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2020-05-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Grace period to pay traffic fines extended from May 11 to 29th
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2020-05-11 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Government has taken a decision to reopen the country in order to restart the economy, said Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi.
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2020-05-11 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Civilians except those who are essentially required to report to work are requested to remain in their homes. People are allowed to leave their homes only to purchase essential items such as food and medicines.
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
both public and private sector entities should resume their work from Monday, 11th May. Heads of institutes are advised to make necessary arrangements taking into consideration of the required number of employees to run their organizations. The private sector entities are requested to open for work at 10.00am daily.
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Buses belonging to Sri Lanka Transport Board and railway carriages can only transport employees who are reporting for work.
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2020-05-10 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
Muslim Community deeply distressed with cremation of Muslims died of COVID-19
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2020-05-10 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The employees who report for essential duties tomorrow should produce the official identity card or any letter or document confirming the identity
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2020-05-09 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Extension of Visas for the Foreigners in Sri Lanka for another 30 days to 11 June
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2020-05-09 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Foreign Ministry: repatriation should be done on the basis of maximum vulnerability.
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2020-05-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka Transparency International warns of money laundering risks emerging from government’s "no questions asked" policy
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2020-05-06 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Center for Research and Development (CRD) of the Defence Ministry taking a lead in providing much-needed cost effective innovative solutions in assisting the Government’s effort to mitigate the spread of coronavirius in Sri Lanka, showcased a few of its innovations at the Defence Ministry premises
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2020-05-04 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew lifted in al districts except in Western Province, Puttalam district. The curfew will continue to be in effect in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam districts until May 11.
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2020-05-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Payment of Rs. 5,000 allowance, pensions for May begins 4th
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2020-05-04 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Operation of all terminals belonging to the Port of Colombo continues
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
In order to resume work at both public and private sector entities in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam from 4th May, even when curfew is in force, relevant regulations will be relaxed. State organizations including Departments, Corporations and Boards as well as factories, construction enterprises, offices, vegetable and fish stalls and retail outlets belonging to the private sector are permitted to function. The private sector entities should open for work at 10am daily.
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2020-05-03 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Consumer Affairs Authority removes Maximum Retail Prices on dhal, canned fish
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2020-05-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka Extends the Deadlines to Facilitate Covid-19 Affected Businesses and Individuals.
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2020-05-01 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Private sector businesses affected due to Corona should forward details online to Labour Department
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2020-04-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka Imposes Maximum Interest Rates on Pawning Advances of Licensed Banks
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2020-04-28 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Labor Department launches survey on private institutions affected by COVID-19
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2020-04-28 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Defense Ministry requests media to respect privacy of coronavirus infected patients
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2020-04-28 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Special Task Force established to ensure safety of military camps
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
National Website for COVID -19 response www.covid19.gov.lk
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2020-04-27 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
All-island curfew imposed tomorrow, leave cancelled for tri-forces
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2020-04-27 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
In all other districts, curfew will be lifted at 5am 27th April and will be re-imposed at 8pm on the same day. In these districts, curfew will be effective from 8pm to 5am from May 1
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2020-04-27 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The ongoing curfew in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam will remain in force till 5.00am on Monday, May 04th, President’s Media Division announced.
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2020-04-25 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
People are allowed to leave their homes only to purchase essential items such as food and medicines. They should select the closest outlet located within walking distance from their homes to make such purchases.
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2020-04-25 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Only 1/3rd of the total workforce of each state organization such as Departments, Corporations and Boards are required to report for work. All the employees of the state sector entities who are not required to report for work in office should work from their homes.
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2020-04-25 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Buses belonging to Sri Lanka Transport Board and railway carriages can only transport employees who are reporting for work. Civilians except those who are essentially required to report to work should remain in their homes.
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2020-04-25 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Travel restricted for Navy personnel after 65 servicemen found positive for COVID-19. The Welisara Naval Base with nearly 4000 personnel and their families has been completely locked down to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.
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2020-04-25 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
SriLankan Airlines extends flights suspension until May 15
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2020-04-25 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Sri Lanka requests Kuwait to extend amnesty for overstaying expatriates until 30 May
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2020-04-25 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Traveling between districts is still strictly limited only to official and other essential purposes.
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2020-04-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
President appoints Presidential Task Force for economic revival and poverty elevation
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2020-04-24 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Islandwide curfew in force at 8pm on Friday (24) will be enforced until 5am on Monday (27)
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka overseas missions seek to re-position exports to meet market conditions resulting from COVID-19 crisis
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2020-04-23 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Army Quick Reaction Riders’ Team Conducts Random Temperature Checks on Those Entering Colombo- Head of NOCPCO
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2020-04-22 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Except police areas in Colombo, Kalutara, Puttalam and Gampaha districts the rest of the districts will have their curfews relaxed from 5.00 am to 8.00 pm. from Wednesday (April 22).
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2020-04-21 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Sri Lanka government orders to close all liquor stores until further notice
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2020-04-21 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
No Prayers in Mosques or Distribution of Food During Ramadan
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2020-04-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Rs 5000 payment for daily wage earners who lost their work due to Covid-19
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2020-04-20 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
the curfew in all districts except Colombo, Kalutara, Gampaha, Kegalle, Kandy, Puttalam and Ampara districts, will be lifted at 5.00 am on Monday (20) and re-imposed at 8.00 pm on the same day.
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2020-04-20 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew in these districts will be in force from 8.00 pm to 5.00 am every day until further notice.
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2020-04-20 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
In the areas where curfew has not been lifted, transportation on the main roads will be allowed for essential services. However, even in areas where the curfew has been lifted, travel should be restricted only to attend work and essential services, the government noted. Travel between districts is also permitted only to report for work and for essential services purposes.
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2020-04-20 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew extended in high risk districts until April 27. Entering or leaving the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam Districts is strictly prohibited.
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2020-04-20 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka Central Bank permits sending funds to Sri Lankans abroad for studies and on short visits
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2020-04-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka Central Bank introduces ‘Saubagya COVID-19 Renaissance Facility’ for businesses affected by the pandemic
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2020-04-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Gazette issued banning imported items that could be manufactured locally
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2020-04-19 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Unless for Essential Services, Entry into Colombo District Discouraged
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2020-04-19 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Sri Lankan government sets guidelines for workplaces to return to normal functions amid COVID-19
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2020-04-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Closed State institutions to re-open in three ways
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2020-04-17 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Central Mail Exchange recommences internal operations today
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Benefit scheme for the elderly commences
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2020-04-17 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Colombo Archbishop cancels all public Easter Sunday commemorations - Requests public to remain indoors
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2020-04-16 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Minister Gifts New Drone Camera to the Army for Its COVID-19 Control Projects
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The government will mediate in purchasing the produce which farmers are unable to sell and based on the social benefits implemented by the Presidential Task Force
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2020-04-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Foreign Ministry and Foreign Employment Bureau team up to step up efforts to assist Sri Lankans in the Middle East
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2020-04-16 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The curfew relaxed in the low risk areas Thursday morning was re-imposed at 4.00 pm and areas and will be effective until 6.00 am Monday, 20th April.
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Sri Lanka migrant workers in 15 countries provided with govt assistance
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2020-04-14 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Second term of schools to begin on May 11
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2020-04-14 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Academic activities for all university students to commence on May 18
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Sri Lanka Embassy coordinates with Sri Lankan associations for safety and welfare of expatriates in Qatar
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2020-04-13 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Cheena Koratuwa and Pannila areas In Beruwala Isolated
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2020-04-13 Out Lockdown: Full lockdown
the Atalogama village in Bandaragama in Kalutara district, which had been isolated since March 29 after finding coronavirus infected, has been re-opened after completing the isolation period.
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2020-04-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government purchases over 900,000 kilos of vegetables from farmers
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2020-04-13 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Work from Home period extended till April 20th
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Official COVID-19 song campaign issued by the govt
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2020-04-13 In Public health measures: General recommendations
President requests to perform New Year rituals confined to home for children’s benefit
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2020-04-12 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
Gazette issued with guidelines for cremation of corpse of those died from COVID-19
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2020-04-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Navy develops 02 Negative Pressure Isolation Rooms to be installed at Colombo National Hospital
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2020-04-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka introduces tax-free deposit account to attract foreign currency
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2020-04-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka government re-introduces abolished taxes
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2020-04-11 In Public health measures: General recommendations
The govt requests to limit the traditions and associations during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year only to the members of the family.
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2020-04-11 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
In all other districts, curfew has been extended till 6.00am on Thursday, the 16th April. Curfew in these areas will be lifted at 6.00 am on Thursday, the 16th April and will be re-imposed at 4.00 pm on the same day.
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2020-04-11 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Traveling to and from all districts has been completely prohibited except for the purpose of providing essential services.
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2020-04-11 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The curfew imposed in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which have been identified as High Risk Zones will continue until further notice.
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2020-04-11 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Sri Lanka makes wearing face masks mandatory when stepping out
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2020-04-10 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Anyone crossing district borders will be quarantined for 14 days – DIG Ajith Rohana
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2020-04-10 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Security enhanced at Sri Lanka’s maritime boundary
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2020-04-10 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Sri Lanka Navy assists police to nab violators of self-quarantine rules
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2020-04-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Consumer Affairs Authority gazettes Maximum Retail Prices for rice
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2020-04-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government allocates Rs. 600 million to buy fish harvest
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
"Despite the curfew, the NCPA has ensured that the 1929 child helpline is fully staffed and open 24 hours a day. I ask all Sri Lankans this; if you are worried about the safety or wellbeing of any child, report it immediately. We must not be in a situation where children are protected from COVID-19, for them just to be damaged by violence and abuse."
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Payments for public beneficiaries in Colombo to begin 8th
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
A large number of drugs needed for daily health services, including medicine for non-communicable diseases, will be brought from India tomorrow (07) at the request of the government.
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2020-04-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
the government has taken steps to ensure that all senior citizens, disabled persons and those with kidney ailments as well as farmers and fishery pensions have been paid through the post offices.
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
there is no restriction placed on the farmers and small tea estates and export crop manufacturing processes in any district and they can engage in their work.
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Sri Lanka Navy retrieves Sri Lankan crew member aboard Italy-bound cruise ship
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2020-04-06 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Continued: The areas in Colombo, Kalutara and Kandy which have been demarcated as isolated areas will remain in that status until further notice and no one is permitted to enter or leave these isolated villages until further notice.
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The curfew currently in force in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which have been identified as High Risk Zones in the wake of COVID–19 pandemic will be in effect until further notice.
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
In 19 districts curfew will be lifted at 6am (6th) and will be re-imposed at 2pm on the same day. The re-imposed curfew will continue until further notice.
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2020-04-06 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
6-10 April has been declared a period of work from home for the public as well as for the private sector institutes. The last week was also a period of work from home
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka takes measures to restrict forex outflow further
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2020-04-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka conducts first online tea auctions amid COVID-19 pandemic
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2020-04-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
CAA requests public to use hotline to notify of errant traders selling above market prices
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2020-04-05 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Army musical programme to provide mental peace for people confined to their homes due to Covid-19
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2020-04-05 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Postal Department to assist home delivery of essential goods
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2020-04-05 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Covid-19 testing to be increased
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2020-04-04 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Sri Lanka utility regulator to provide solutions for electrical and plumbing issues of households during curfew
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2020-04-04 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
State intelligence service rendering significant service to prevent the spread of Coronavirus
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2020-04-04 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Health Minister offers solutions to PHI issues - strike averted
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2020-04-04 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
All decisions on the COVID-19 Prevention Program according to expert advice
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2020-04-04 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Sri Lanka extends closure of airports for passenger flight arrivals indefinitely
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Presidential Task Force entrusted to provide services, especially food to sustain overall community life in Sri Lanka
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Central Bank of Sri Lanka further reduces policy interest rates by 25 bp
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
World Bank fast-tracks $128 million COVID-19 Coronavirus support for Sri Lanka
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Police fire at vehicle disregarded orders at roadblock, three injured
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Cabinet approval for the implementation of a food security programme
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
To facilitate the pensioners who are senior citizens of this country to draw their pensions, the Army during past two days, including today (3) provided transport services to take them to their banks from their homes
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2020-04-02 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
All types of visas for foreigners in Sri Lanka granted extension until May 12, 2020. The Immigration and Emigration Department extended the validity period of all types of visas issued to foreigners who are currently residing in Sri Lanka until May 12, 2020
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
A $100,000 (LKR 18.17 million) grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has funded the purchase of emergency medical supplies through UNICEF in support of Sri Lanka’s response
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Sri Lanka warns public of fraudsters collecting money using COVID–19 Fund as cover
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Police to take legal action against publishing malicious reports in social media about COVID-19 pandemic
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2020-04-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka SEC to grant relief to investors affected by the COVID-19 hit market
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2020-04-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka appeals to expatriates for foreign currency inflows assuring no restrictions. Govt appealed to all expats & well-wishers to consider depositing their foreign currency savings in local bank accounts.
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2020-04-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
SriLankan Airlines implements cost-saving measures to ensure its survival, livelihoods of employees
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2020-04-01 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew to continue in six districts until further notice, will be lifted in others on April 1. The curfew in force in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna will continue until further notice, President’s Media Division announced. In all other districts, the curfew re-imposed at 2:00 pm Monday will be lifted at 6:00 am Wednesday, April 01.
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
low income vulnerable families have been granted a host of financial and material benefits in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Government hospitals introduced to care for suspected Coronavirus patients
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Hospital clinics to recommence using video technology- Ridgway Women and Children’s Hospital commences pilot programme from today
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Every Samurdhi family to receive Rs. 10,000 – Samurdhi Department DG
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2020-03-31 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Roadblocks set up in Sri Lankan capital Colombo to prevent spread of COVID-19
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Factory owners requested to pay FTZ workers’ March salaries
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka government grants more concessions to public affected by COVID-19 pandemic
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Sri Lanka Missions in South Asia work towards ensuring safety of Sri Lankan expats in the region
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Dialog Finance PLC Rights Issue 2020 dates to be revised again
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2020-03-30 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Bandarawela Police Superintendent Athula de Silva has stated that although curfew will be lifted tomorrow (30) in Badulla district, steps have been taken to close four major towns of the district in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. SP Athula de Silva told Lankadeepa it was announced by loudspeakers that Welimada, Bandarawela, Haputale and Diyatalawa towns are closed and asked people not to visit the four towns.
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2020-03-30 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew to continue in six districts until further notice. In all other districts, curfew will be lifted at 6.00am tomorrow (30th Monday) and will be re-imposed at 2.00pm on the same day. Traveling to and from all districts is completely prohibited except for the purpose of providing essential services.
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Large contributions for COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
CSE declares 30th and 31st March as a market holiday
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Sri Lankan workers at the frontline of battling the COVID-19 outbreak received close to half a million serves of food and beverage products from Nestlé, worth Rs. 15 million. The products were donated to the National Operations Center for Prevention of COVID-19 for distribution to medical workers, armed forces and others, in support of the critical work they do.
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2020-03-30 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
No ad-hoc decisions at regional level regarding curfew and isolating areas, President Instructs
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2020-03-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
China donations of masks, COVID-19 test kits handed over to Sri Lanka Ministry of Health
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2020-03-29 In Lockdown: Full lockdown
Two villages sealed off after COVID-19 patients found
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2020-03-29 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Sri Lanka is extending the closure of international airports for arrivals of commercial passenger flights by one week to April 07 from March 31, the island’s Civil Aviation Authority said.
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2020-03-28 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickramaratne has ordered to close all supermarkets, groceries and pharmacies, except state-run Rajya Osu Sala outlets in the country with immediate effect. The Police Media Spokesman said that although supermarkets in the island have been allowed to distribute essential food items to the homes of customers, it has been reported that certain supermarkets and grocery stores open the shops and sell items to customers. Therefore the Acting IGP has instructed the OICs of all police stations to close down all supermarkets and groceries effective immediately.
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2020-03-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The United States Department of State and the USAID will provide US$ 1.3 million to Sri Lanka as emergency health and humanitarian assistance to help fight the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sri Lanka IRD grants grace period for February, March VAT payments until April 30
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Donations to COVID–19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund that has been established to strengthen the mitigation activities aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country and related social welfare program, have been exempted from taxes and foreign exchange regulations.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) to immediately provide necessary facilities to ships calling at Ports in the country during the curfew period. Accordingly, the Chairman of SLPA General Daya Ratnayake said all ships have been exempted from demurrage and entry charges.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the agriculture authorities to immediately implement large-scale programs to develop Sri Lanka’s agriculture to cope with a future global food crisis that could result from the coronavirus epidemic.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All Online and Offline Airlines were informed that all international Airports in Sri Lanka will be closed for the operation of inbound international commercial passenger flights (i.e. arrivals) until 2359hrs on 31 March 2020 (local time in Sri Lanka). This closure is due to be reviewed by the Sri Lanka Authorities.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew, which is in force at present for Puttalam, Vavuniya, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaitive and Jaffna districts, will be lifted at 06.00 a.m. March 27 and will be imposed again with effect from 12.00 noon on the same day.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Central Bank on 27th March 2020 announced a series of wide-ranging financial concessions to alleviate the hardships businesses are facing owing to the impact of Covid-19. The concessions are applicable to the entire gamut of organizations ranging from large corporate to self-employed individuals, and particularly to export-related enterprises.
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2020-03-27 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All Free Trade Zones (FTZs) island wide will be closed until further notice and the employees will be sent home with the assistance of the security forces.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
B/w 20-27 Mar, Police arrest 4,018 for violating curfew. Police also seized 1,033 vehicles including three-wheelers, motorbikes and other motor vehicles used during the curfew.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The Government urges Sri Lankan expatriates who wish to return to Sri Lanka to safely remain where they are now until the risk of COVID–19 virus minimized. "The Government has taken several effective initiatives to prevent the spread of the pathogen. In order to stop the virus coming into the country and its spread, the Government had completely banned overseas arrivals," President’s Media Division (PMD) said in a statement.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Police Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana says that those arrested for violating curfew will no longer receive police bail. He further said that the violators will be produced before courts and remanded.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Legal action will be taken against three coronavirus-infected people who were found yesterday evading quarantine and spreading the disease, DIG Rohana said.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Post offices to keep opened for two hours when curfew lifted for essential activities and to deliver the medicines issued by the clinics in government hospitals to the houses of the patients on the instructions of the Coronavirus Control Task Force
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
In order to contain the spread of COVID-19, the government has introduced a mechanism to home-deliver medicines through pharmacies in relevant areas, a statement issued by the Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Melstacorp PLC recently donated medical equipment worth SLR 25 million to set up a real-time PCR laboratory at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Angoda. This is a part of the organization’s broader initiative to actively support the government in its fight against COVID-19.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Foreign Ministry, ICTA launch online portal for Sri Lankans overseas. All Sri Lankans living abroad are invited to register voluntarily on the platform’s basic functionalities allowing the Government of Sri Lanka to reach out and provide assistance during emergencies such as the COVID19 outbreak. This platform will allow the Ministry to access real time data for quick action. The open access platform would also facilitate Overseas Sri Lankans to interact between government stakeholders, promoting greater access to the Government services through a single centralized point at the Ministry of Foreign Relations. This Portal will also connect Overseas Sri Lankans with the network of Sri Lanka Missions abroad.
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2020-03-26 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew imposed for the remaining districts of the Island will be tifted at 06.00 am. tomorrow (26th) and will be imposed once again with effect from 12.00 noon on the same day.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The Police Media Spokesman SP Jaliya Senaratne warned the public not to step out of their homes other than for a very urgent requirement, adding that those who do so could be arrested even without a warrant. During the past 24 hours, 420 persons who violated the curfew had been arrested together with 97 vehicles, SP Senaratne stated. In total, the police had arrested 2682 persons so far for violating curfew and 706 vehicles have been taken into police custody.
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today instructed the financial institutions to provide relief to the public and businesses affected by COVID-19. The President instructed financial institutions to charge a max rate of 15% on local credit card transactions of value up to Rs.50,000, reduce the minimum payment on credit cards by 50 percent and extend the deadline until April 30, 2020 for repayment of all credit cards below the limit Rs. 50,000.The President also instructed all financial institutions to provide working capital requirement loans at an interest rate of 4 percent and wave off interest payments for at least six months. This will be applicable for SMEs, tourism, apparel, plantation, IT and logistics sectors.
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2020-03-25 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The Sri Lankan government has implemented a mechanism to deliver essential food items to people locked down at homes under an islandwide curfew imposed to prevent public gathering
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has so far deployed over 275 buses to provide free transport facilities for the health sector personnel initiated from the start of the imposed curfew on the request made by hospitals
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The curfew which was lifted at 6.00 am today (24) in the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Mannar, Vavuniya, Mulaithivu, Killinochchi and Jaffna was re-imposed at 2.00 pm.
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Transportation Is completely suspended across all districts of the Island. Moreover,transporting foreign tourists to different locations is also prohibited.
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew declared for Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara districts at present will be in effect until further notice. The curfew which was lifted at 6.00 am today (24) in the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Mannar, Vavuniya, Mulaithivu, Killinochchi and Jaffna was re-imposed at 2.00 pm.
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has pledged USD 5m contribution to the SAARC Corona Emergency Fund. During the videoconference among leaders of the SAARC region on March 15th, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi proposed the emergency fund with an initial offer of $10 million from India
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
President pledges USD 5m to SAARC Corona Emergency Fund
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The Police have arrested 30 persons for violating curfew
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
nearly 45,000 police officers have been deployed in the country for official duties. The police officers have been deployed to take immediate action against the curfew violators.Steps will be taken to seal the immovable property of the violators and seize the movable property
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Island wide curfew 6.00 pm today (March 20) until 6.00 am on Monday (March 23). imposed to stop the spread of Corona – quarantine centres increased to 22
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
he following concessions are also planned to ensure the sustainability of businesses in the travel, apparel and trade sectors affected by the new coronavirus: 1. Granting of six months grace period for repayment of loans obtained from banks and financial institutions, 2. Introduce flexible working hours especially in the IT and apparel sector and provide relief for payments for overtime and leave and 3. providing working capital requirements at an interest rate of 4%.
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The government is focusing on optimum returns taking into consideration the current trend in oil prices in the world market. Considering the views of the experts in the relevant fields, the following proposals are planned to be implemented._x000D_ Maintaining the current market oil prices with the objective of minimizing traffic congestion and facilitating the transportation of both public and private vehicles_x000D_ Imposition of an import tax on the importation of petroleum to give the government a profit margin_x000D_ Establishment of a Petroleum Stabilization Fund, using the savings from lower oil prices in the international market, and raising Rs. 200 billion over a period of six months_x000D_ Payment of Rs. 50 billion to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) in order to pay the debts owed to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and thereby settle the debts owed by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation to the Bank of Ceylon and the People’s Bank_x000D_ Taking into consideration the benefit of the reduction in the price of petroleum, supply of oil by CPC to the CEB at Rs. 70 per liter, thereby reducing the cost of thermal power generation by more than Rs. 30 billion settling bank loans and interest_x000D_ Considering the prevailing drought in many parts of the country and the necessity of providing essential food at reasonable prices, arrangements have been made to reduce the maximum retail price of one kilogram of dhal to Rs. 65 and the maximum retail price of 425g of canned fish to Rs. 100.
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The government of Sri Lanka has decided to declare a period of six working days from 20th to 27th of March for employees of the public and private sectors to work from home.
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
March 20 to 27th Work from home decision intended to ensure smooth functioning of the public service
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All postal services have been suspended till further notice. All parcels and goods received from overseas will be retained at the Central Mail Exchange for the time being and will be distributed once the situation returns to normal
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
China has pledged to donate 100,000 masks including 10,000 N95 masks and 20,000 test kits to Sri Lanka in the coming days. China’s Acting Ambassador Hu Wei has made this pledge when he met Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi on Friday (March 20).
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2020-03-19 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All sports activities halted until April 20
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2020-03-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
China has urgently provided a concessionary loan of US$ 500 million with a term of 10 years, to help Sri Lanka financially to better respond to the current COVID–19 pandemic.
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 20 people for violating police curfew
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Indefinite curfew imposed in the Puttalam, Chilaw and Negombo Police Divisions
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Navy has set up a quarantine centre at the Boossa naval premises to able to quarantine 136 people arriving from virus hit countries. Naval personnel have been trained by medical staff of the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in quarantine procedures.
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2020-03-17 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The Sri Lankan Government established the National Operation Centre for Prevention of the COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), aimed at mitigating the impact of the virus
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2020-03-17 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
2961 prisoners released on bail to ease overcrowding
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People who arrived in the country from overseas from March 16 onwards are required to register themselves with the nearest police station before 12 noon on April 1 to continue with their self-quarantine process.
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
ban of entry for travellers arriving from Ital, Iran, South Korea, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, United Kingdom, Belgium, and Norway
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
visas on arrival are suspended
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
cruise ship passengers not allowed to disembark
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
passengers have to fill out a health declaration upon entry
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
thermal screenings
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Government of Sri Lanka has declared a special three-day public holiday from Tuesday. The holiday will be effective from Tuesday, March 17 through Thursday March 19, the government announced. The special three-day holiday will be effective for departments, corporations and state institutions excluding health, food supply, transport, essential services, banking, District Secretariats and Divisional Secretariats.The government has requested the private sector to also grant the three-day holiday to workers.
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2020-03-14 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The Validity period of all types of visas will be extended for a period of 30 days with effect from 14th March 2020 to 12th April 2020.
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2020-03-14 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All incoming passenger arrivals have been suspended until March 25, 2020. Aircraft departures, passenger connections, and transits to other flights will be permitted. Flights arriving without passengers for the purpose of picking up departing passengers will also be permitted.
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Media centre established for verified news alerts to combat fake news
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2020-02-24 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
self-quarantine for citizens and other foreign nationals returning from countries with local transmission (China, South Korea) as of 24 Feb, as of 29 Feb this also applies to those returning from Italy
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