Kandy tension continues, curfew enters day three

Kandy curfew
COLOMBO: As per the details given by Sri Lankan Police, after the communal tension in Sri Lanka's Kandy, curfew has been imposed on the third day as well. Earlier, there were reports of clash on the streets resulting in two deaths while several others got injured. Talking to media, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera went on to say that the curfew, which was imposed on Sunday night, had been extended until further notice as several violent incidents had been reported…

COLOMBO: As per the details given by Sri Lankan Police, after the communal tension in Sri Lanka’s Kandy, curfew has been imposed on the third day as well. Earlier, there were reports of clash on the streets resulting in two deaths while several others got injured.

Talking to media, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera went on to say that the curfew, which was imposed on Sunday night, had been extended until further notice as several violent incidents had been reported from across the Kandy district.

Eye witnesses on ground said police were forced to fire in the air on Tuesday night to scatter large number of people who took to the streets, defying the curfew and state of emergency. Gunasekera said tight security remained in place and three special police teams had also been dispatched to Kandy on Wednesday morning.

“There is a heavy presence of police, special forces and the army on ground. There have been several incidents which is why the curfew has been re-imposed,” Gunasekera said.