Sri Lanka Police has refuted rumours of imposing an island wide curfew until May 17 due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation.
Police spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has launched a probe to identify individuals who have disseminated this false message which had been circulating on social media platforms.
Several areas isolated
However, the government has isolated several areas due the rapid surge of new Covid-19 cases.
Accordingly, several police areas in the country have been placed under isolation to contain the latest wave of Covid-19 infections, Army Chief Gen. Shavendra Silva said.
Nampamunuwa and Gorakapitiya GN Divisions in Piliyandala police area
Wellawaya, Wasamaveherayaya and Kottamgambokka GN Divisions in the Wellawaya police area.
Helamulla and Galamuna GN Division in the Siyambalanduwa police area.
Rahathangama GN Division in the Buttala police area
Dehiattakandiya and Kadirapura GN Divisions in the Dehiattakandiya police area
Kumarigama GN Division in the Uhana police area
Naula, Dambulla, Galewela and Matale police areas
Pallekumbura GN Division in the Ukuwela police area
Dambulla Economic Center
Godahena and Thalgaagoda GN Divisions in the Ambalangoda police area
Imbulagoda and Katudampe GN Divisions in the Rathgama police area.
Siriketha GN Division in the Hingurakgoda police area
Sarubima GN Division in the Elahera police area
Polhena, Heeralugedara and kaluaggala GN Divisions in the Kotadeniyava police area.
Asvannawatta (East) GN Division in the Minuwangoda police area
Walallawita South, Makalandawa, Bothalawa, Katuyakale Walmigoda, Pahalahawessa, Miriswatta, Pelawatte East, Pelawatte North GN Divisions in the Meegahathanna police area
Adhikarigoda GN Division in the Kalutara South police area
Bolluthanna, Igurudaluwa, Midalana, Morapitiya, Palanda, Wasamahadilla and Morapitiya North GN Divisions in the Baduraeliya police area
Theeniyawala GN Division in the Theeniyawala police area
Poompuhar GN Division in the Trincomalee police area
Sumedagampura GN Division in the Uppuveli police area
Madco, Koviladi and Linganagar GN Divisions in the Trinocomalee police area
Kawattikuda and China BAy GN Divisions in the China Bay police area.
Kumbukgate Police Division, Niraviya, Thittawelgama Kumbukgate and Udubadalawa GN Divisions in the Kumbukgate police area
Pannala Police Area and Kuliyapitiya Police Area
Nikadalupotha GN Division (1185) in the Wellawa Police Division
Hapugoda GN Division in the Kalawana police area