President Maithripala Sirisena and the Cabinet had decided to declare a State of Emergency for 10 days following the violence prevailed in some parts of the country, Minister S.B. Dissanayake said.
Speaking to journalists outside the President’s Secretariat, where the Cabinet Meeting was held, Minister Dissanayake said a Gazette Notice in this regard would be issued right away.
“There are allegations that the law was not implemented to minimize the impact of these tense situations. Now, the Police and Army personnel had been deployed to respective areas to beef up security,” he said.
He said the President could decide at the end of the 10 days, whether to extend the State of Emergency.
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Bad sign Tuesday, 6 March 2018 14:03
When everything is silent , STF and police will do the game as it happened in Digana. This is not a good sign for the people
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Harry Tuesday, 6 March 2018 17:40
Well planned gimmicks to divert the masses and pave way to do the dirty work.
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BUSHEL Tuesday, 6 March 2018 14:09
AND GIVE THE WORKS
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Maqs Tuesday, 6 March 2018 14:13
Bus eka gihilla ivarai.
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Sharon Tuesday, 6 March 2018 14:13
After a long time...country is going backwards...
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Rasheed Tuesday, 6 March 2018 14:17
PM cannot do anything, even as the Minister of Law and Order he has failed.
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Rimzan Tuesday, 6 March 2018 14:46
Sri Lanka is becoming the Miracle of Asia
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Lima Tuesday, 6 March 2018 14:56
THIS SMALL MATTER HAS NOW TURNED TO POLITICS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE PUBLIC , THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SRI LANKA NOW . IGNITE RACIAL TENSION AND INVOLVE POLITCS . WHAT A SHIT LAW WE ARE INTO .
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Zainab Ozeer Tuesday, 6 March 2018 19:01
As a Muslim I feel sad that Sri Lanka is again raising the ugly head of racial hatred and conflict.
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Anapaana Tuesday, 6 March 2018 14:58
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wilowsd Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:05
Bring in SF only solution.
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Dr.Siri Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:23
Sarath Fonseka should have been the Law
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TJ Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:24
Not just 10 days, make it indefinitely. Srilanka can be effectively only with iron hand
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h. perlee Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:29
last resort of an incompetent government.
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Countryman Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:48
This is a political trick to create a public panic and divert the public attention to cover up the political importance and weakness of the government.
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RAVI Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:49
Are they going to follow the footpath of Myanmar?
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Arnold Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:52
If this racism continues, Dollar is going to hit 200 dollars by the end of the year. BUT WHO CARES?
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Harry Tuesday, 6 March 2018 17:34
What aaarrre yoouuu tall-king the concerned minister is promoting foreign investments in Overseas !!!!
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Citizen Tuesday, 6 March 2018 17:42
State of Emergency after everything happened is not an achievement. President and Law
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Thilina Thursday, 8 March 2018 07:52
I think you should help the gvt to restore peace in the country. After law and order restored, we can go back to our politics ..
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