Sri Lanka extends emergency | The Daily Star
12:30 AM, May 23, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:31 AM, May 23, 2019

Sri Lanka extends emergency

Sri Lanka’s president yesterday extended the state of emergency imposed immediately after the Easter Sunday Islamist bombings that killed 258 people. Maithripala Sirisena issued a proclamation saying that the emergency, which gives sweeping powers to security forces to arrest and detain suspects for long periods of time, would continue for another 30 days, citing “public security”.

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