Sri Lanka - Population: 21,323,733
Lockdown & social distancing
All counter measures
2020-08-01 Border closure  Sri Lanka Tourism readies to welcome tourists from 1st Aug 2020... Colombo Page
2020-08-01 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.... Colombo Page
2020-08-01 Other public health measures enforced Tourists: A negative PCR test is required prior to boarding your flight and on arrival in Sri Lanka.... Colombo Page
2020-08-01 Isolation and quarantine policies Tourists: There is no quarantine on arrival unless symptoms are detected.... Colombo Page
2020-08-01 Testing policy Tourists: A further test will be done 4-5 days after arrival by a mobile unit in coordination with y... Colombo Page
2020-08-01 International flights suspension Tourists: Bandaranaike International Airport [BIA], Colombo Ratmalana Airport [RMA] and Mattala Raja... Colombo Page
2020-08-01 Closure of businesses and public services Tourists not to use public transport... Colombo Page
2020-06-29 Limit public gatherings Permission granted to resume tuition classes. maximum number of students able to attend one tuition ... Colombo Page
2020-06-29 Schools closure  Sri Lanka to re-open schools in four stages from 29th June... Colombo Page
2020-06-15 Closure of businesses and public services Sri Lanka to reopen botanical gardens and national parks on 15th June... Colombo Page
2020-06-12 Closure of businesses and public services Permission granted to open religious places... Colombo Page
2020-06-11 Economic measures ComBank launches another special loan scheme for COVID-19 affected micro businesses... Colombo Page
2020-06-09 Strengthening the public health system Sri Lanka frontline health workers to get a vacation in five-star hotel... Colombo Page
2020-06-08 Closure of businesses and public services Public transport, including trains and buses, return to normal... Colombo Page
2020-06-06 Curfews all districts of the island curfew will be effective from 11.00 pm to 4.00 daily until further notic... Colombo Page
2020-06-05 Economic measures Sri Lanka central bank cuts rates by another 50 bps to support economy... Reuters
2020-06-05 Testing policy testing and quarantine procedures for the members of the Diplomatic corps based/attached in Colombo ... news.lk
2020-06-05 Isolation and quarantine policies testing and quarantine procedures for the members of the Diplomatic corps based/attached in Colombo ... news.lk
2020-06-04 Other public health measures enforced officials to send returnees from foreign countries for quarantine only after results of PCR tests co... Colombo Page
2020-05-31 Curfews Sri Lanka will re-impose the curfew islandwide on Sunday, May 31st after observing a spike in the po... Colombo Page
2020-05-29 Strengthening the public health system China donates 125,000 face masks to Sri Lankan school children before schools reopen... Colombo Page
2020-05-29 Economic measures Sri Lanka President underscores need for unconditional budget support from international lenders to ... Colombo Page
2020-05-29 Limit product imports/exports Sri Lanka's Lion Brewery resumes exports after 2-month lockdown... Xinhuanet
2020-05-28 Awareness campaigns “Combat Covid-19 with a New Style of Life” guidelines published... news.lk
2020-05-28 Economic measures New Maximum Retail Prices of rice gazetted... Colombo Page
2020-05-25 Economic measures Sri Lankan and Indian Trade Bodies to promote bilateral Trade and Investment post COVID19... news.lk
2020-05-25 Closure of businesses and public services The Department of Fisheries has decided to permit small scale fishing boats to engage in fishing act... Colombo Page
2020-05-25 Curfews Curfew will be effective only between 10.00pm to 4.00am daily in all the districts in the island fro... Colombo Page
2020-05-25 General recommendations The Government requested the public to adhere to health recommendations while engaging in their dail... Colombo Page
2020-05-25 Domestic travel restrictions Traveling between districts except in the two districts of Colombo and Gampaha will be permitted fro... Colombo Page
2020-05-25 Strengthening the public health system Samsung, Dialog and MyDoctor partner with Ministry of Health to enable telemedicine services at 16 k... Colombo Page
2020-05-23 Closure of businesses and public services Approvals for Mattala and Ratmalana Airports for Technical Landings,Refueling,Crew Rest... news.lk
2020-05-23 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 proc... news.lk
2020-05-23 Isolation and quarantine policies At the entry and until they exit from Sri Lanka the crew is required to adhere to the following proc... news.lk
2020-05-23 Economic measures Amidst dire financial restraints the government took measures to grant the Rs. 5000 allowance to the... news.lk
2020-05-22 Border closure  Sri Lanka takes measures to systematically repatriate Sri Lankans... news.lk
2020-05-22 Curfews Islandwide curfew imposed in Sri Lanka on Sunday and Monday... Colombo Page
2020-05-22 Strengthening the public health system Retirement age of doctors extended to 61 years... Colombo Page
2020-05-21 Strengthening the public health system President calls for streamlining pharmaceutical supplies leaving middlemen out... Colombo Page
2020-05-21 Isolation and quarantine policies All repatriated Sri Lankans to be taken to Army-managed Quarantine Centres (QCs) for quarantine proc... news.lk
2020-05-17 Economic measures Foreign ministry and foreign missions contribute to COVID-19 fund... news.lk
2020-05-15 Strengthening the public health system Navy receives ‘Udekki Beach Resort’ for naval personnel to take breath following full recovery f... news.lk
2020-05-15 Economic measures PUCSL, CEB & LECO to provide maximum relief to electricity consumers to pay electricity bills ... news.lk
2020-05-14 Curfews The curfew imposed in the Colombo and Gampaha Districts will continue until further notice, the Pres... news.lk
2020-05-14 Strengthening the public health system Sri Lanka Standards Institute prepares guidelines for 11 Covid-19 safety products... news.lk
2020-05-13 Closure of businesses and public services Train and services permitted to transport passengers according to the number of seats from tomorrow,... Colombo Page
2020-05-13 Limit public gatherings season tickets and regular tickets will be issued for train commuters from tomorrow and the passenge... Colombo Page
2020-05-13 Other public health measures enforced All passengers should enter the bus from the front entrance and exit from the entrance towards the b... Colombo Page
2020-05-13 Requirement to wear protective gear in public Wearing a mask is compulsory for traveling on buses.... Colombo Page
2020-05-12 International flights suspension SriLankan Airlines offers travel passage for travelers supporting global lockdown ease... Colombo Page
2020-05-12 Emergency administrative structures activated or established Court’s approval of quarantine curfew is a victory for people... Colombo Page
2020-05-12 Surveillance and monitoring Sri Lanka police to seize vehicles without Covid-19 curfew passes... Economy Next
2020-05-11 Closure of businesses and public services Supreme Court to resume proceedings from May 11... Colombo Page
2020-05-11 Limit public gatherings Buses belonging to Sri Lanka Transport Board and railway carriages can only transport employees who... news.lk
2020-05-11 Curfews Civilians except those who are essentially required to report to work are requested to remain in the... news.lk
2020-05-11 Other public health measures enforced Curfew passes issued by the Police authorities are valid only if the driver and passengers wear face... news.lk
2020-05-11 Curfews Curfew in other districts of the island except in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Pu... news.lk
2020-05-11 Economic measures Issuance of permits for sand, soil, and gravel from May 11... Colombo Page
2020-05-11 Limit public gatherings Public market, fish stalls, closed in Puttalam... Colombo Page
2020-05-10 Limit public gatherings The employees who report for essential duties tomorrow should produce the official identity card or ... Colombo Page
2020-05-10 Amendments to funeral and burial regulations Muslim Community deeply distressed with cremation of Muslims died of COVID-19... Colombo Page
2020-05-09 Visa restrictions Extension of Visas for the Foreigners in Sri Lanka for another 30 days to 11 June... news.lk
2020-05-09 Border closure  Foreign Ministry: repatriation should be done on the basis of maximum vulnerability.... news.lk
2020-05-08 Economic measures Sri Lanka Transparency International warns of money laundering risks emerging from government’s ... Colombo Page
2020-05-06 Strengthening the public health system Center for Research and Development (CRD) of the Defence Ministry taking a lead in providing much-ne... news.lk
2020-05-04 Closure of businesses and public services In order to resume work at both public and private sector entities in the districts of Colombo, Gam... Colombo Page
2020-05-04 Economic measures Operation of all terminals belonging to the Port of Colombo continues... Colombo Page
2020-05-04 Curfews Curfew lifted in al districts except in Western Province, Puttalam district. The curfew will continu... Colombo Page
2020-05-04 Public services closure  In order to resume work at both public and private sector entities in the districts of Colombo, Gam... Colombo Page
2020-05-03 Economic measures Consumer Affairs Authority removes Maximum Retail Prices on dhal, canned fish ... Colombo Page
2020-05-02 Economic measures The Central Bank of Sri Lanka Extends the Deadlines to Facilitate Covid-19 Affected Businesses and I... news.lk
2020-05-01 Surveillance and monitoring Private sector businesses affected due to Corona should forward details online to Labour Department ... news.lk
2020-04-28 Strengthening the public health system Special Task Force established to ensure safety of military camps ... news.lk
2020-04-28 Economic measures The Central Bank of Sri Lanka Imposes Maximum Interest Rates on Pawning Advances of Licensed Banks... news.lk
2020-04-28 Surveillance and monitoring Labor Department launches survey on private institutions affected by COVID-19... Colombo Page
2020-04-28 Awareness campaigns Defense Ministry requests media to respect privacy of coronavirus infected patients... Colombo Page
2020-04-27 Awareness campaigns National Website for COVID -19 response www.covid19.gov.lk... news.lk
2020-04-27 Curfews The ongoing curfew in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam will remain in force ... Colombo Page
2020-04-25 Limit public gatherings Only 1/3rd of the total workforce of each state organization such as Departments, Corporations and B... Colombo Page
2020-04-25 Domestic travel restrictions Traveling between districts is still strictly limited only to official and other essential purposes.... Colombo Page
2020-04-25 Economic measures President appoints Presidential Task Force for economic revival and poverty elevation... Malaysia Govt
2020-04-25 Awareness campaigns Sri Lanka requests Kuwait to extend amnesty for overstaying expatriates until 30 May... Colombo Page
2020-04-25 International flights suspension SriLankan Airlines extends flights suspension until May 15 ... Colombo Page
2020-04-25 Partial lockdown Travel restricted for Navy personnel after 65 servicemen found positive for COVID-19. The Welisara N... Colombo Page
2020-04-24 Curfews Islandwide curfew in force at 8pm on Friday (24) will be enforced until 5am on Monday (27)... Colombo Page
2020-04-24 Economic measures Sri Lanka overseas missions seek to re-position exports to meet market conditions resulting from COV... Colombo Page
2020-04-23 Surveillance and monitoring Army Quick Reaction Riders' Team Conducts Random Temperature Checks on Those Entering Colombo- Head ... Malaysia Govt
2020-04-22 Curfews Except police areas in Colombo, Kalutara, Puttalam and Gampaha districts the rest of the districts w... news.lk
2020-04-21 Closure of businesses and public services Sri Lanka government orders to close all liquor stores until further notice... Colombo Page
2020-04-21 Public services closure  Sri Lanka government orders to close all liquor stores until further notice... Colombo Page
2020-04-21 Awareness campaigns No Prayers in Mosques or Distribution of Food During Ramadan... Malaysia Govt
2020-04-20 Economic measures Rs 5000 payment for daily wage earners who lost their work due to Covid-19... news.lk
2020-04-20 Curfews the curfew in all districts except Colombo, Kalutara, Gampaha, Kegalle, Kandy, Puttalam and Ampara d... news.lk
2020-04-20 Domestic travel restrictions In the areas where curfew has not been lifted, transportation on the main roads will be allowed for ... news.lk
2020-04-19 Closure of businesses and public services Sri Lankan government sets guidelines for workplaces to return to normal functions amid COVID-19 ... Colombo Page
2020-04-19 Economic measures Gazette issued banning imported items that could be manufactured locally... news.lk
2020-04-19 Domestic travel restrictions Unless for Essential Services, Entry into Colombo District Discouraged... news.lk
2020-04-19 Public services closure  Sri Lankan government sets guidelines for workplaces to return to normal functions amid COVID-19 ... Colombo Page
2020-04-18 Closure of businesses and public services Closed State institutions to re-open in three ways... Colombo Page
2020-04-18 Public services closure  Closed State institutions to re-open in three ways... Colombo Page
2020-04-17 Closure of businesses and public services Central Mail Exchange recommences internal operations today... Colombo Page
2020-04-17 Limit public gatherings Colombo Archbishop cancels all public Easter Sunday commemorations - Requests public to remain indoo... news.lk
2020-04-17 Economic measures Benefit scheme for the elderly commences... news.lk
2020-04-17 Public services closure  Central Mail Exchange recommences internal operations today... Colombo Page
2020-04-16 Surveillance and monitoring Minister Gifts New Drone Camera to the Army for Its COVID-19 Control Projects ... news.lk
2020-04-16 Economic measures The government will mediate in purchasing the produce which farmers are unable to sell and based on ... news.lk
2020-04-16 Curfews The curfew relaxed in the low risk areas Thursday morning was re-imposed at 4.00 pm and areas and wi... Colombo Page
2020-04-15 Awareness campaigns Sri Lanka migrant workers in 15 countries provided with govt assistance... news.lk
2020-04-13 Limit public gatherings Work from Home period extended till April 20th... Colombo Page
2020-04-13 Economic measures Government purchases over 900,000 kilos of vegetables from farmers... Colombo Page
2020-04-13 Full lockdown Cheena Koratuwa and Pannila areas In Beruwala Isolated... Colombo Page
2020-04-13 Full lockdown the Atalogama village in Bandaragama in Kalutara district, which had been isolated since March 29 af... Colombo Page
2020-04-13 General recommendations President requests to perform New Year rituals confined to home for children’s benefit... Colombo Page
2020-04-13 Awareness campaigns Official COVID-19 song campaign issued by the govt... Malaysia Govt
2020-04-12 Economic measures Sri Lanka introduces tax-free deposit account to attract foreign currency... Colombo Page
2020-04-12 Amendments to funeral and burial regulations Gazette issued with guidelines for cremation of corpse of those died from COVID-19... Colombo Page
2020-04-12 Strengthening the public health system Navy develops 02 Negative Pressure Isolation Rooms to be installed at Colombo National Hospital... news.lk
2020-04-11 Requirement to wear protective gear in public Sri Lanka makes wearing face masks mandatory when stepping out... Colombo Page
2020-04-11 Curfews The curfew imposed in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which ... Colombo Page
2020-04-11 General recommendations The govt requests to limit the traditions and associations during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year onl... Colombo Page
2020-04-11 Domestic travel restrictions Traveling to and from all districts has been completely prohibited except for the purpose of providi... Colombo Page
2020-04-10 Surveillance and monitoring Anyone crossing district borders will be quarantined for 14 days – DIG Ajith Rohana... Colombo Page
2020-04-10 Military deployment Security enhanced at Sri Lanka’s maritime boundary... Colombo Page
2020-04-10 Economic measures Consumer Affairs Authority gazettes Maximum Retail Prices for rice... Colombo Page
2020-04-09 Psychological assistance and medical social work “Despite the curfew, the NCPA has ensured that the 1929 child helpline is fully staffed and open 2... Colombo Page
2020-04-08 Economic measures Payments for public beneficiaries in Colombo to begin 8th... Colombo Page
2020-04-07 Economic measures the government has taken steps to ensure that all senior citizens, disabled persons and those with k... news/lk
2020-04-07 Strengthening the public health system A large number of drugs needed for daily health services, including medicine for non-communicable di... Colombo Page
2020-04-06 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 s... Colombo Page
2020-04-06 Curfews In 19 districts curfew will be lifted at 6am (6th) and will be re-imposed at 2pm on the same day. Th... Colombo Page
2020-04-06 Public services closure  6-10 April has been declared a period of work from home for the public as well as for the private s... Colombo Page
2020-04-06 Curfews The curfew currently in force in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Ja... Colombo Page
2020-04-06 Border closure  Sri Lanka Navy retrieves Sri Lankan crew member aboard Italy-bound cruise ship... Colombo Page
2020-04-06 Economic measures Sri Lanka takes measures to restrict forex outflow further... Colombo Page
2020-04-06 Full lockdown Continued: The areas in Colombo, Kalutara and Kandy which have been demarcated as isolated areas wil... news.lk
2020-04-05 Economic measures Sri Lanka conducts first online tea auctions amid COVID-19 pandemic... Colombo Page
2020-04-05 Psychological assistance and medical social work Army musical programme to provide mental peace for people confined to their homes due to Covid-19... news.lk
2020-04-05 Curfews Postal Department to assist home delivery of essential goods... Colombo Page
2020-04-05 Testing policy Covid-19 testing to be increased... news.lk
2020-04-04 Surveillance and monitoring State intelligence service rendering significant service to prevent the spread of Coronavirus... news.lk
2020-04-04 Strengthening the public health system Health Minister offers solutions to PHI issues - strike averted... news.lk
2020-04-04 Curfews Sri Lanka utility regulator to provide solutions for electrical and plumbing issues of households du... Colombo Page
2020-04-04 International flights suspension Sri Lanka extends closure of airports for passenger flight arrivals indefinitely... Colombo Page
2020-04-03 Domestic travel restrictions Police fire at vehicle disregarded orders at roadblock, three injured... Colombo Page
2020-04-03 Strengthening the public health system World Bank fast-tracks $128 million COVID-19 Coronavirus support for Sri Lanka... Colombo Page
2020-04-03 Economic measures Central Bank of Sri Lanka further reduces policy interest rates by 25 bp... Colombo Page
2020-04-03 Emergency administrative structures activated or established Presidential Task Force entrusted to provide services, especially food to sustain overall community ... Colombo Page
2020-04-03 Curfews To facilitate the pensioners who are senior citizens of this country to draw their pensions, the Arm... news.lk
2020-04-02 Economic measures Sri Lanka SEC to grant relief to investors affected by the COVID-19 hit market... Colombo Page
2020-04-02 Strengthening the public health system A $100,000 (LKR 18.17 million) grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has funded the purchase o... Colombo Page
2020-04-02 Awareness campaigns Police to take legal action against publishing malicious reports in social media about COVID-19 pand... Colombo Page
2020-04-02 Border closure  All types of visas for foreigners in Sri Lanka granted extension until May 12, 2020. The Immigration... news.lk
2020-04-01 Curfews Curfew to continue in six districts until further notice, will be lifted in others on April 1. The c... Colombo Page
2020-04-01 Economic measures low income vulnerable families have been granted a host of financial and material benefits in the f... news/lk
2020-04-01 Strengthening the public health system Government hospitals introduced to care for suspected Coronavirus patients... news.lk
2020-03-31 Economic measures Every Samurdhi family to receive Rs. 10,000 – Samurdhi Department DG... news.lk
2020-03-31 Curfews Roadblocks set up in Sri Lankan capital Colombo to prevent spread of COVID-19... Colombo Page
2020-03-31 Psychological assistance and medical social work Sri Lanka Missions in South Asia work towards ensuring safety of Sri Lankan expats in the region... news.lk
2020-03-31 Strengthening the public health system Hospital clinics to recommence using video technology- Ridgway Women and Children’s Hospital comme... news.lk
2020-03-30 Curfews Curfew to continue in six districts until further notice. In all other districts, curfew will be lif... Colombo Page
2020-03-30 Curfews Bandarawela Police Superintendent Athula de Silva has stated that although curfew will be lifted tom... Colombo Page
2020-03-30 Economic measures CSE declares 30th and 31st March as a market holiday... Colombo Page
2020-03-30 Strengthening the public health system Sri Lankan workers at the frontline of battling the COVID-19 outbreak received close to half a milli... Colombo Page
2020-03-29 International flights suspension Sri Lanka is extending the closure of international airports for arrivals of commercial passenger fl... Colombo Page
2020-03-29 Full lockdown Two villages sealed off after COVID-19 patients found... Colombo Page
2020-03-29 Strengthening the public health system China donations of masks, COVID-19 test kits handed over to Sri Lanka Ministry of Health... Colombo Page
2020-03-28 Closure of businesses and public services The Acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickramaratne has ordered to close all supermarkets,... Colombo Page
2020-03-28 Public services closure  The Acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickramaratne has ordered to close all supermarkets,... Colombo Page
2020-03-28 Economic measures The United States Department of State and the USAID will provide US$ 1.3 million to Sri Lanka as em... Colombo Page
2020-03-27 Closure of businesses and public services All Free Trade Zones (FTZs) island wide will be closed until further notice and the employees will b... Colombo Page
2020-03-27 Curfews Curfew, which is in force at present for Puttalam, Vavuniya, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaitive and Jaf... Colombo Page
2020-03-27 Strengthening the public health system Post offices to keep opened for two hours when curfew lifted for essential activities and to deliver... Colombo Page
2020-03-27 Public services closure  All Free Trade Zones (FTZs) island wide will be closed until further notice and the employees will b... Colombo Page
2020-03-27 Awareness campaigns Foreign Ministry, ICTA launch online portal for Sri Lankans overseas. All Sri Lankans living abroad ... Colombo Page
2020-03-27 Economic measures Sri Lanka IRD grants grace period for February, March VAT payments until April 30... Colombo Page
2020-03-27 Border closure  The Government urges Sri Lankan expatriates who wish to return to Sri Lanka to safely remain where t... Colombo Page
2020-03-27 International flights suspension All Online and Offline Airlines were informed that all international Airports in Sri Lanka will be c... Colombo Page
2020-03-27 Introduction of isolation and quarantine policies Legal action will be taken against three coronavirus-infected people who were found yesterday evadin... Colombo Page
2020-03-27 Isolation and quarantine policies Legal action will be taken against three coronavirus-infected people who were found yesterday evadin... Colombo Page
2020-03-26 Curfews Curfew imposed for the remaining districts of the Island will be tifted at 06.00 am. tomorrow (26th)... Colombo Page
2020-03-25 Curfews The Police Media Spokesman SP Jaliya Senaratne warned the public not to step out of their homes othe... News.lk
2020-03-25 Strengthening the public health system The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has so far deployed over 275 buses to provide free transport fa... News.lk
2020-03-25 Limit public gatherings The Sri Lankan government has implemented a mechanism to deliver essential food items to people lock... Colombo Page
2020-03-25 Economic measures President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today instructed the financial institutions to provide relief to the pu... Colombo Page
2020-03-24 Curfews The curfew which was lifted at 6.00 am today (24) in the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Manna... News/lk
2020-03-24 Domestic travel restrictions Transportation Is completely suspended across all districts of the Island. Moreover,transporting for... Colombo Page
2020-03-24 Curfews Curfew declared for Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara districts at present will be in effect until furt... Colombo Page
2020-03-23 Strengthening the public health system President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has pledged USD 5m contribution to the SAARC Corona Emergency Fund. Dur... news.lk
2020-03-23 Economic measures President pledges USD 5m to SAARC Corona Emergency Fund ... news.lk
2020-03-21 Curfews The Police have arrested 30 persons for violating curfew... News.lk
2020-03-20 Closure of businesses and public services All postal services have been suspended till further notice. All parcels and goods received from ove... Colombo Page
2020-03-20 Limit public gatherings The government of Sri Lanka has decided to declare a period of six working days from 20th to 27th of... Ada Derana
2020-03-20 Curfews Island wide curfew 6.00 pm today (March 20) until 6.00 am on Monday (March 23). imposed to stop the ... News.lk
2020-03-20 Economic measures he following concessions are also planned to ensure the sustainability of businesses in the travel, ... Colombo Page
2020-03-20 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 Lan... Colombo Page
2020-03-20 Public services closure  All postal services have been suspended till further notice. All parcels and goods received from ove... Colombo Page
2020-03-19 Curfews Sri Lanka Navy arrests 20 people for violating police curfew... Colombo Page
2020-03-19 Limit public gatherings All sports activities halted until April 20... News.lk
2020-03-19 Economic measures China has urgently provided a concessionary loan of US$ 500 million with a term of 10 years, to help... News.lk
2020-03-18 Strengthening the public health system The Navy has set up a quarantine centre at the Boossa naval premises to able to quarantine 136 peopl... The Sunday Morning
2020-03-18 Curfews Indefinite curfew imposed in the Puttalam, Chilaw and Negombo Police Divisions... News.lk
2020-03-17 Emergency administrative structures activated or established The Sri Lankan Government established the National Operation Centre for Prevention of the COVID-19 O... Daily FT
2020-03-17 Changes in prison-related policies 2961 prisoners released on bail to ease overcrowding... news.lk
2020-03-16 Closure of businesses and public services The Government of Sri Lanka has declared a special three-day public holiday from Tuesday. The holida... Colombo Page
2020-03-16 Visa restrictions ban of entry for travellers arriving from Ital, Iran, South Korea, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, S... US Embassy
2020-03-16 Health screenings in airports and border crossings thermal screenings... US Embassy
2020-03-16 Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival passengers have to fill out a health declaration upon entry... US Embassy
2020-03-16 Public services closure  The Government of Sri Lanka has declared a special three-day public holiday from Tuesday. The holida... Colombo Page
2020-03-16 Introduction of isolation and quarantine policies People who arrived in the country from overseas from March 16 onwards are required to register thems... Colombo Page
2020-03-16 Isolation and quarantine policies People who arrived in the country from overseas from March 16 onwards are required to register thems... Colombo Page
2020-03-14 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 ... Tourism Sri Lanka
2020-03-14 International flights suspension All incoming passenger arrivals have been suspended until March 25, 2020. Aircraft departures, pass... OSAC
2020-03-13 Schools closure  schools closed from until 20 April... ColomboPage
2020-03-12 Awareness campaigns Media centre established for verified news alerts to combat fake news... News.lk
2020-02-24 Introduction of isolation and quarantine policies self-quarantine for citizens and other foreign nationals returning from countries with local transmi... Ministry of Health
2020-02-24 Isolation and quarantine policies self-quarantine for citizens and other foreign nationals returning from countries with local transmi... Ministry of Health
1970-01-01 Schools closure  Second term of schools to begin on May 11... Colombo Page
1970-01-01 Awareness campaigns Sri Lanka Embassy coordinates with Sri Lankan associations for safety and welfare of expatriates in ... Colombo Page
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