Srilanka Lifts nation wide state of emergency after 12 days

by International | 18-03-2018 | 331 views

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Sunday he had lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed on March 6 after Buddhist –Muslim clashes. “Upon assessing the public safety situation, I instructed to revoke the State of Emergency from midnight yesterday,” Sirisena said on his Twitter feed. The emergency was imposed to control communal violence after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the Country’s central district of Kandy. Two people were killed and hundreds of Muslim –owned properties and over 20 mosques were damaged, according to reports.

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