Mar 06, 2018

State of Emergency declared for 10 days

A decision was reached during today's (06) Cabinet Meeting to declare a State of Emergency in the country for a period of 10 days, minister Dayasiri Jayasekera says.

Noting that the decision was taken in the wake of the unrest in the Digana and Teldeniya areas in Kandy, the minister added that the relevant Gazette notification will be issued shortly.

It was also decided to take measures against websites inciting racism, the minister further said.