The Sri Lankan government declared a curfew with immediate effect, junior defence minister Ruwan Wijewardene said on Sunday, following eight explosions that killed nearly 140 people, and mostly targeted churches and hotels.
‘A curfew will be imposed until things settle down,’ he told reporters in Colombo.
Government officials also said major social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, have been blocked inside the country to prevent misinformation and rumours.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Maldives seeks to restructure China debt
Sri Lanka suspends parliament ahead of snap polls
West must invest to keep China at bay: Gotabaya
India offers $450mn to Lanka for economy and security
Lanka president to call snap parliamentary poll in March
New Sri Lanka president swears in his brother as PM
Lanka’s new president picks brother as prime minister
Sri Lanka's new president names brother Mahinda as PM
Lanka new leader likely to reboot China ties