President instructs tri-forces to maintain security as govt. withdraws Emergency

24 August 2019 - 138   - 0

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a gazette notification instructing the tri-forces to maintain "public order" across the country.

The President had issued these instructions to the Army, Navy, and the Air Force under the Public Security Ordinance.

Yesterday, the Defence Ministry which comes under the purview of the President had announced that the Emergency Regulations would not be extended.

The State of Emergency had been imposed on April 22 in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terrorist bombings.

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