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President deploys tri-forces for public order

President Maithripala Sirisena issued an extraordinary  gazette notification calling upon armed forces to maintain public order across the country.

The President issued the gazette notification on Thursday (22) by virtue of the powers vested in him by Section 12 of the Public Security Ordinance (Chapter 40).

Accordingly, the Army, Navy and the Air Force have been called out for the maintenance of public order in the areas specified below:

  • Administrative Districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Jaffna, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Batticaloa, Ampara, Trincomalee, Puttalam and the territorial water adjacent to such Districts