Sri Lanka enforces curfew after series blasts | The Daily Star
04:08 PM, April 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:17 PM, April 21, 2019

Sri Lanka enforces curfew after series blasts

The Sri Lankan government declared a curfew with immediate effect, junior defence minister Ruwan Wijewardene said on Sunday, following eight explosions that killed nearly 140 people, and mostly targeted churches and hotels.

"A curfew will be imposed until things settle down," he told reporters in Colombo.

Government officials also said major social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, have been blocked inside the cuntry to prevent misinformation and rumours.

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