COLOMBO:The police curfew currently imposed in the Western Province and other areas will be lifted on Monday ,November 09, Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said here on Sunday.
The decision will come into effect from 5.00 am on Monday.
However, the Army Commander said that it has been decided to isolate several areas further upon identifying them as risk areas.
Reportedly, 12 police divisions in the Colombo District and several apartment complexes have been identified as risk areas. He pointed out that majority of COVID-19 cases currently found in the Colombo District had been identified through these locations.
In addition, 08 police divisions in the Gampaha District, 03 areas in the Kalutara District, 02 areas each in Kurunegala and Kegalle Districts will also be further isolated.
Accordingly, the following areas will continue to remain under isolation orders until further notice.
Colombo District: Mattakkuliya, Modara, Bloemendhal, Kotahena, Grandpass, Foreshore, Barber Street, Maligawatte, Dematagoda, Wellampitiya, Keselwatta, and Borella police areas
Gampaha District: Wattala, Peliyagoda, Kadawatha, Ragama, Negombo, Pamunugama, Ja-Ela, and Sapugaskanda police areas
Kalutara District: Horana, and Ingiriya police divisions, and Wekada-West Grama Niladari Division
Kurunegala District: Kurunegala Municipal Council area, and Kuliyapitiya
Kegalle District: Mawanella, and Ruwanwella police divisions
In addition, the following apartment complexes in Colombo District will also remain under isolation:
-‘Methsanda Sevana’ in Mattakkuliya
-‘Ranmuthu Sevana’ in Modara
-‘Muwadora Uyana’ in Grandpass
-‘Sirisara Uyana’ in Dematagoda
-NHS flats in the Maligawatta area