National Day of Mourning declared

National Day of Mourning declared

National Day of Mourning declared

Written by Lahiru Fernando

22 Apr, 2019 | 2:34 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The President’s Media Unit has issued a statement saying that laws related to the prevention of terrorism will be gazetted under emergency law regulations from midnight, tonight (April 22).

The move has been made to give authority to the Police and the three Armed Forces in order to ensure the safety of the general public.

The President is also due to meet with all ambassadors and high commissioners in order to explain the current situation of the country and to request international support for Sri Lanka.

The request for international support comes following reports by intelligence officers suggesting that there are international terrorist organizations involved with the local terrorists who carried out the explosions across Sri Lanka.

President Sirisena has also requested security forces to take adequate action to strengthen the security at Churches and all other locations that require additional security.

Tomorrow (April 23) has been declared as a National Day of Mourning by President Maithripala Sirisena. Curfew has also been re-imposed, starting from 8 tonight (22), until 4 am tomorrow (23).

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