Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s president declared a state of emergency giving sweeping powers to security forces a day before the possible series of protests island wide.
Gazette issued by President prohibiting anyone from being on any public road, park, recreation or other grounds, railways, seashore etc till 04 April, unless with written permission granted by authorized officers.
” WHEREAS, I consider that it is necessary to maintain public order in the areas specified in the Schedule hereto, I, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President, by virtue of the powers vested in me under Section 16 of the Public Security Ordinance (Chapter 40) do by this Order direct that no person shall be on any public road, railway, public park, public recreation ground or other public ground or the seashore in such areas, from 18.00 hour of April 02nd, 2022 to 06.00 hour of April 04th, 2022, except under the authority of a written permit granted by Secretary, Ministry of Defence or Secretary, Ministry of Public Security or Inspector-General of Police or any officer authorized by them”
Sri Lanka imposed islandwide curfew till April 4th as thousands of citizens are planning to launch protests island wide on April 3 Sunday against the government.
United National Party UNP says they will NOT join any protests organized by anonymous groups on April 3.
“The United National Party will not be joining any protests organised by anonymous groups. We are committed to continuing our Satyagraha campaign around the country. The next Satyagraha will be held on the 6th of April in Matara. We invite all to join us”.
JVP releases notice to public over possible protests against government on April 3 Sunday.