Island-wide police curfew to be lifted
April 22, 2019 05:49 am
The island-wide police curfew that was imposed yesterday will be lifted at 6.00 a.m. today (22), the Police Media Spokesperson says.
Authorities launched a massive security operation and imposed a curfew after a wave of bombs in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
A total of eight explosions occurred across the country since last morning (21) in which 207 were killed and over 450 sustained injuries.
Explosions were reported in St. Anthony’s Church in Kotahena, Katuwapitiya Church in Katana, Zion Church in Batticaloa and Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels in Colombo, a reception hall near the Zoological Garden in Dehiwala and at Maha Wila Gardens housing scheme in Dematagoda.
Accordingly, security was tightened at all religious places, tourist hotels, embassies, other government institutes and public places following the series of events that shook the country.