Sri Lanka ends emergency as tensions subside

Sri Lanka lifts nationwide state of emergency

A nationwide emergency was imposed in Sri Lanka back in 6 March, 2018 but it has now been lifted in order to suppress the Buddhist-Muslim clash.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said he made the decision after assessing the security situation.

Sirisena's Secretary Austin Fernando told Xinhua news agency that the President signed the notification upon his return to the island from India and Japan.

Two people were killed and hundreds of Muslim-owned properties and more than 20 mosques were damaged, media reported.

The previous state of emergency, which had been in place in the country for almost three decades, was lifted in 2011 following the end of the civil war and the government's victory over Tamil Tiger rebels.

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Violence, triggered by the death of a Sinhalese man at the hands of a mob, in the Theldeniya area of the central hill district popular with tourists.

The unrest started after a Sinhalese man beaten up by four Muslim men in a road rage incident died at a hospital in Kandy earlier this month.

Ever since March 6, about 300 people were arrested. The Tamil separatist war ended on 2009, which was carried on for a decade and it is since then, that a state emergency was declared in the country.

Sirisena said he ordered authorities to remove the block, imposed across the country during anti-Muslim riots last week that left three people dead after police said the social network was being used to fuel violence.

Senior Minister and Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella recently called for a resolution in Parliament, and said "Buddhists should apologise to the Muslims" for the violence and destruction.

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