Aug 06, 2021

No lockdown, only restrictions - Army commander

Army Commander - Gen. Shavendra Silva has said that no lockdown will be imposed although certain restrictions over gatherings such as weddings will come into effect.

The decisions have been taken during a discussion held with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa a short while ago.

Accordingly, the number of guests at a wedding ceremony are to be as follows : 150 people will be allowed at a venue with a seating capacity of over 500 while 100 people permitted at a venue with a seating capacity of less than 500.

In addition, only 25 people will be allowed to attend the funerals.

Also, heads of State Institutions would be granted powers to decide on summoning employees while all state functions have been cancelled until Sep. 01.