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* Police lifts countrywide curfew, Wayamba Province returning to normalcy
Wed, May 15, 2019, 11:50 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 15, Colombo: The countrywide curfew which was imposed by the police at 9 pm yesterday, was lifted this morning.

The curfew imposed in the Northwestern Province and Gampaha Police division was removed at six in the morning while the curfew in the other areas of the island ended at 4 am, police media spokesman's office stated.

The Wayamba Province Governor Peshala Jayaratne said the academic activities of all schools in the Northwestern Province will be resumed today. He said all the state institutions in the province will also resume work from today.

Meanwhile, Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara says 33 suspects arrested in connection with the anti-Muslim riots have been remanded and over 60 persons have been arrested. He says the suspects can be sentenced to 10 years in prison under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

The police media spokesman said the illegal activities committed by the persons engaged in violence will be noted in their police certificates.


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