Police re-impose island-wide curfew

Police re-impose island-wide curfew

May 13, 2019   08:01 pm

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Sri Lanka Police has re-enforced island-wide curfew starting from 9.00 p.m. today (13), says Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara.

Curfew is to be lifted at 4.00 a.m. tomorrow (14).


Owing to a tense situation that occurred last night (12), police curfew was imposed in Kuliyapitiya, Bingiriya and Dummalasuriya areas until 6.00 a.m. today (13).

Earlier today, the police curfew was re-imposed from 2.00 pm this afternoon until 6.00 a.m. tomorrow for Kuliyapitiya, Bingiriya and Dummalasuriya areas and in Hettipola as well.

Police curfew was then enforced on Rasnayakapura and Kobeigane police divisions starting from 2.00 p.m. today. It is to be lifted at 4.00 a.m. tomorrow.

Police subsequently announced curfew on the entire North Western province with immediate effect until further notice.

Later this evening, police curfew was applied for Gampaha, Minuwangoda, Dompe, Ganemulla, Kirindiwela, Malwathuhiripitiya, Mirigama, Nittambuwa, Pugoda, Veyangoda, Weeragula, Weliweriya, Pellewela and Yakkala police divisions.

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