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Only essential services to operate until July 10


The Cabinet of Ministers has decided that only essential services will operate from midnight today (27) to July 10.

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will only issue Diesel and Petrol for essential services with effect from midnight on Monday (27), said Minister Bandula Gunawardena.

These services include Ports, Airports, Health, Food Distribution, Agriculture, 

“All other sectors must prepare to work from home,” said the Minister, urging that the public must support limiting the consumption of fuel.

The Minister said short distance travel will be permitted via the Sri Lanka Transport Board, however, long distance travel will be interrupted.

Schools in Colombo & cities closed

The Cabinet spokesman also said that all schools in the Colombo Zone & suburbs of the Western Province & schools located in main cities of other provinces will remain closed until 10 July. 

Schools in other areas will function as per the discretion of the Principals and education officials, he added.


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