July 22, Colombo: An Extraordinary Gazette has been issued by President Ranil Wickremesinghe calling in all the members of the Armed Forces to maintain public order island-wide.
The notification was issued Thursday by the President in accordance with the Public Security Ordinance. The order covering the entire island and its territorial waters will be effective from today, 22 July.
“By virtue of the powers vested in me by Section 12 of the Public Security Ordinance (Chapter 40), I, Ranil Wickremesinghe,
President, do by this order call out with effect from July 22, 2022 all the members of the Armed Forces specified in the First
Schedule hereto, for the maintenance of public order in the areas specified in the Second Schedule hereto,” the gazette notification said.