The National Identity Card system, which allows people to leave their homes to buy necessities, goes into effect tomorrow at 4 a.m., when island-wide travel restrictions are lifted.
Individuals without a NIC will be allowed to use their driver’s license or passport, according to police.
However, the last digit of the NIC number listed on the driver’s license and passport will be considered.
- According to the NIC system persons with 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 as the last digit will be allowed to go out on odd numbered days from tomorrow, while persons with 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0 as the last digit on the NIC will be permitted to leave their residence on even numbered days.
- Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana addressing a media briefing today said island wide travel restrictions will be enforced daily between 11pm and 4am.
- He urged the public to leave home only if required to purchase essential items in a bid to minimise unnecessary movement and the possible spread of the coronavirus.
- Meanwhile the DIG said areas currently placed under isolation will continue to be under the directive despite the easing of island travel restrictions at 4am tomorrow.
He stated that unless the isolation is lifted as announced by the Army Commander, the specific Grama Seva division will remain under lockdown.
According to the DIG Ajith Rohana, any individual found violating this regulation in areas under isolation will be dealt with in accordance with quarantine law.