Sri Lanka reopened for business on 11 May after 52 days of lockdown. Curfew restrictions are still in place in Colombo and Gampaha, but the pandemic has been largely contained in the rest of the country.
Resources for Sri Lanka
Podcast: COVID-19 update for India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh, 16 April
Ralph Hays, New Zealand's Trade Commissioner in Mumbai, gives an update on the current COVID-19 situation in India and takes...
As is to be expected, numerous sectors have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you'll find information on any COVID-19 effects across important sectors and industries in Sri Lanka.
In an effort to support the healthcare sector during the pandemic, Sri Lanka’s telecom provider Dialog Axiata PLC, Samsung Global and MyDoctor have partnered with the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services (MOH) to support the Government’s eHealth system, which aims to offer free telemedicine services via the MyDoctor app.
Sri Lanka’s tourism industry has been significantly affected. Based on Sri Lanka Tourist Development Authority data, tourist arrivals fell by over 30% during the first quarter of 2020 compared to the previous year.
Several high-rise building projects have showed slowdowns, owing to the delay in procurement of materials from China and the complete stoppage of work due to the curfew in March and April.
Below you can find information and contact details for other New Zealand government and international agencies regarding their response to COVID-19.