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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

The State Of Emergency Lifted In Sri Lanka

Colombo, 18 March, (

The State Of Emergency which was declared in Sri Lanka, on the 6th of this month has been removed effective from today.

It is learnt that as the situation in the country had returned to normal President Maithripala Sirisena removed the state of emergency effective from today.

According to the President Media Division, President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the island last night (17) and signed the Gazette notification to lift state of emergency with immediate effect.

The gazette lifting the State of Emergency was signed last night upon the return of President Sirisena from Japan.

“Returned from a very successful tour of Japan, that brings many short and long terms benefits to us. Upon assessing the public safety situation, I instructed to revoke the State of Emergency,” the President tweeted.

The Gazette notification has been handed over to the Department Of Government Printing to be printed.

President Sirisena declared a ten-day State of Emergency on March 06 to redress the unsatisfactory security situation prevailing in certain parts of the country.

During this period the Police and Armed Forces were empowered to deal with criminal elements in society in order to restore normalcy.

-Asian Tribune -

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