A new system has been introduced for persons to leave their residence based on the last digit on the National Identity Card, from tomorrow.
Accordingly persons with 2, 4, 6, 8, 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 said persons with 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 as the last digit will be allowed to go out on odd numbered days.
The DIG requested the public to carry their NIC at all times, adding that those without a NIC can carry their passport or drivers license.
He stressed the system will apply to all persons who are not travelling for essential services.
The DIG further noted legal action will be taken against those who use the passport or drivers license, with the NIC, in a fraudulent manner.
He noted it is mandatory that all Sri Lankan citizens use their NIC, adding that a certificate must be obtained from the Grama Niladhari officer, if an individual does not have a NIC.