No need to extend emergency in Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Mar 13 2018 19:09

COLOMBO- The Sri Lankan government is not likely to extend the 10 day nationwide emergency that was declared after clashes erupted between Muslims and Buddhists in Kandy district.

The Island country's law and Order minister Ranjith Maddumabandara says there have not been any fresh incidences of violence from anywhere in the country, hence there is no need to extend emergency period.

The emergency was declared on March 6 and expires on Thursday (March 15).

 Maddumabandara was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror, "I had a discussion with the Inspector General of Police and senior police officers this morning to assess the current security situation in the country.

"We are of the view that the country's security situation is normal right now and therefore, the extending of the 'State of Emergency' which will expire on Thursday (15 March) will not be necessary,"