Curfew lifted in Kandy administrative district
March 9, 2018 08:22 am
The curfew imposed in the Kandy administrative district has been lifted.
The Police Spokesman’s Office said that the curfew imposed from 6.00pm yesterday was lifted at 6.00am today (9).
Curfews were imposed within the district on several occasions in the past couple of days due to the tense situation which had prevailed in Kandy since Sunday (4).
Police said that a peaceful atmosphere currently exists in the Kandy district and that the area is fast returning to normalcy.
However, security has been beefed up with 3,000 police officers, 2,500 army personnel and 600 navy personnel among those deployed to maintain the peace in the area.
So far 81 persons have been arrested violent behavior, violating the curfew and involvement in clashes.
Police said 45 houses and businesses were damaged, 4 places of religious worship and 11 vehicles were also damaged following the violence which broke out since Sunday.