May 23, 2024 05:20 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Bangladesh MP killed in Kolkata, joint investigation launched | Pune teen who killed 2 techies after crashing his Porsche sent to remand home till June 5 | 'There are two versions, I expect fair probe': Arvind Kejriwal's first remarks on Swati Maliwal assault row | 'I will not accept': Mamata Banerjee on Calcutta HC scrapping OBC certificates issued in Bengal after 2010 | EC slams BJP, Congress over poll speeches; says 'electoral democracy should not be weakened'
Sri Lanka declares a 10-day State Emergency to curb spread of communal tension

Sri Lanka declares a 10-day State Emergency to curb spread of communal tension

| @indiablooms | 06 Mar 2018, 04:33 pm

Colombo, Mar 6 (IBNS): Faced with clashes between two hostile religious groups, the Sri Lanka government, on Tuesday, announced State Emergency emergency to curb the violence from spreading, media reports said.

The Sri Lankan cabinet held a special meeting and declared a 10-day emergency, reports said.

The island nation's President's Media Division tweeted on Tuesday, "President promulgated a State Emergency a short while ago to redress the unsatisfactory security situation prevailing in certain parts of the country. The Police & Armed Forces have been suitably empowered to deal with criminal elements in the society & urgently restore normalcy."

According to media reports, the unrest between the majority Buddhists and the minority Muslims have been festering over the past year and flared up on Sunday, after the funeral of a Buddhist truck driver in Kandy district.

Allegedly, the truck driver was involved in an altercation with four Muslims prior to his death, according to government reports.

On Monday, curfew was declared in Kandy. It was withdrawn but again imposed in certain areas, media reports said on Tuesday.

Local media quoted the police on Tuesday and said the body of a Muslim youth was found in a burnt-out house early during the day.


 

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.