Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Sunday Masses in curfew-imposed areas cancelled
Respective priests to decide whether to limit the participants and the number of masses that would be conducted
• Masses in other areas could be held under strict restrictions and adhering to the health guidelines
The Sunday masses in curfew imposed areas will be cancelled following detection of a number of COVID-19 positive cases from the Minuwangoda Apparel Factory cluster, Spokesman for the Archdiocese of Colombo Rev. Fr. Camillus Fernando said.
Accordingly, the curfew is in force in Minuwangoda, Veyangoda, Divulapitiya, Kelaniya, Ja-ela, Gampaha, Kirindiwela, Dompe, Pugoda, Ganemulla, Weeragula, Weliweriya, Malwathuhiripitiya, Nittambuwa, Mirigama, Pallewela, Yakkala, Ja-ela, Kandana and Seeduwa.
Rev. Fr. Fernando also said masses in other areas could be held under strict restrictions and adhering to the health guidelines such as wearing face masks, maintaining social distance.“it is up to the respective parish priests to decide whether to limit the participants and the number of masses that would be conducted,” Fr. Fernando added.
Meanwhile, Wakf Board of Sri Lanka has restricted the maximum number of worshipers for Friday prayers and all other prayers to 50 at a time.
The Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs has informed all the devotees to restrict religious practices at public places of worship.