Prevention of terrorism under emergency regulations 

President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to Gazette prevention of terrorism clauses under emergency regulations from midnight today.

The nationwide emergency will give the military war-time powers to arrest and detain suspects the President’s office has stated.

“The Government has decided to Gazette the clauses related to the prevention of terrorism to emergency regulations and Gazette it by midnight,” the President’s Media Unit stated.

The decision was reached at the National Security Council headed by the President held this morning.