A countrywide lockdown is to be imposed from 10:00 pm today (20) till 30 August.
Essential services, however, are to remain uninterrupted.
Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella took to Twitter to confirm the news.
Following a meeting held in this regard, State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Prof. Channa Jayasumana stated that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had responded positively to the recent requests made by the Mahanayake Theras o f the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters.
President Rajapaksa is to make an official statement in this regard, Jayasumana added.