Sri Lanka Declares National Emergency

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Published on April 22, 2019 - Duration: 00:39s

Sri Lanka Declares National Emergency

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will declare a nationwide emergency from midnight on Monday following Easter Sunday suicide bomb blasts at churches and luxury hotels that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, his office said.

โ€œThe government has decided to gazette the clauses related to prevention of terrorism to emergency regulation and gazette it by midnight,โ€ the presidentโ€™s media unit said in a statement.

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