Curfew to be lifted at 7 AM & Re-imposed at 2 PM

Curfew to be lifted at 7 AM & Re-imposed at 2 PM

Curfew to be lifted at 7 AM & Re-imposed at 2 PM

Written by Teena Marian

11 May, 2022 | 8:48 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The nation-wide curfew that was imposed on Monday (9) due to the violent situation that took place in the country will be lifted at 7.00 AM on Thursday (12) and will be re-imposed at 2 PM the same day.

A normal Monday (9) morning turned into a scene of chaos after pro-government supporters attacked the MynaGoGama protest site near Temple Trees following a meeting chaired by then-Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, where he announced he is willing to make any sacrifice for the people.

The meeting at Temple Trees was organized by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Local Government Members Forum and saw hundreds in attendance.

Following this meeting, the pro-government supporters attacked the MynaGoGama protest site near Temple Trees and dismantled the camp.

Thereafter, they moved to the main protest site in Galle Face known as GotaGoGama and destroyed several tents, and assaulted peaceful protestors.

Sri Lanka Police, the Riot Police, Sri Lanka Army, and other law enforcement agencies were called in to control the situation and Sri Lanka Police eventually imposed an island-wide curfew to control the unrest.

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