Nationwide Ban lifted by Sri Lanka

On Sunday, the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena lifted the nationwide that had been imposed on March 6, 2018.

Under the state of emergency, the police authorities have detained almost 300 people including a core Buddhist organisation. There have also been some reports of the rise in the damage to around 400 muslim inhabited houses and the death of 2 people.

The period if emergency was imposed in furtherance of targeted attacks against the muslims in the country. The death of a Sinhalese driver, who succumbed to injuries caused by four Muslim youth in a road-rage incident, is said to have triggered the incident.

Following such other violent incidents, the Sri Lankan government imposed a 10 day emergency period, thereby blocking the social media networking sites. The United Nations Organization had also condemned the breakdown in law and order and the attacks against Muslims and their property.

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