Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Local Government, Private Sector and Businesses, Police and Interior Affairs, Transportation, Institutions
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Sri Lankan Government
Overview: 6th April to Friday, the 10th April has been declared a period of work from home for the public as well as the private sector institutes.
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.
In all other districts, curfew will be lifted at 6.00am tomorrow, Monday the 6th and will be re-imposed at 2.00 pm on the same day. The re-imposed curfew will continue until further notice.
Traveling to and from all districts has been completely prohibited except for the purpose of providing essential services.
Full details here: https://www.presidentsoffice.gov.lk/index.php/2020/04/05/updated-curfew-announcement/?lang=en
Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The sole purpose of these measures is to ensure the well-being of the people of this country in this critical situation