Invoking provisions of public security, SL Prez Maithripala Sirisena extends ‘state of emergency’
Announcing state of emergency, Maithripala Sirisena said in a verdict that he believed there was a "public emergency" in the country. Therefore, invoking provisions of the public security act, he has decided on extending the state of emergency. The tough laws, granting sweeping powers to police and security forces to arrest and detain suspects, were due to expire on Saturday. Just over 100 people, including 10 women, are in custody in connection with April's Easter Sunday suicide attacks against three ..