Emergency declared in entire Sri Lanka, Curfew in Western province

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered to impose Curfew in the Western Province with immediate effect, Prime Minister’s Office said.

The Prime Minister’s Office states that the Emergency Law has been declared covering the entire island.

The measure comes after protesters demanding his resignation attempted to enter the Prime Minister’s Office on Flower Street this morning and police used tear gas to disperse the protesters.

Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police CD Wickramaratne and the security forces have been instructed to arrest those rioting and to seize vehicles that are transporting mobs including persons behaving in a violent manner into custody.




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