President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is scheduled to address the nation at 8.00 pm today (17).
President’s address is regarding the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and the prevailing situation in the country.
Sri Lanka has diagnosed a total of 28 positive coronavirus cases within 6 days. The first Sri Lankan coronavirus patient in the island was identified on March 11.
The government has taken a number of precautionary measures to curb the spread of the virus in the country, including a special public holiday from March 17 to 19, which was declared midnight yesterday. This three-day holiday was also made also applicable to the private sector.