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PM orders police to impose curfew in Western Province

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered to impose Curfew in the Western Province with immediate effect and to impose emergency law islandwide.

The PM has also ordered the security forces to arrest people acting in a riotous manner & the lorries they are travelling.

Asked how Mr. Wickremesinghe could invoke “powers of an acting President” when Mr. Gotabaya is still in office, PM’s spokesman Dinouk Colombage told The Hindu: “The legal explanation will follow. We want to get the situation under control first.” (NewsWire)

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