Sri Lankan President revokes Emergency Rule ordinance

Colombo, 6/4: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa late Tuesday night revoked the state of emergency he had declared on April 1 with immediate effect.



In a gazette notification no 2274/10 issued late Tuesday night, the president said he has withdrawn the emergency rule ordinance which gave security forces sweeping powers to curb any disturbance in the country.


On April 1, President Rajapaksa has declared a public emergency amidst a spate of protests over the worst economic crisis in the country.


The emergency was imposed in view of the mass scale protests planned for April 3 against the current economic hardships faced by the people.

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