Special Media Release
[April 21 2019]
discussion was held with the
participation of heads of
security forces and all other
departments regarding the
current security situation in
the country, and during that
meeting, the government has
decided to take steps to tighten
security at all the religious
places, tourists hotels,
hospitals and embassies and
provide security to all the
catholic religious leaders and
to important places of the
Furthermore, the President has instrcuted the
Inspector General of the Police to impose police curfew across the
country. Similarly, a National Action Unit has been established to
conduct investigtaion under the guidance of the Chief of the Defence
Staff and to conduct search operations to arest the culprists. Already
instructions has been given to all the authorities of the hospitals to
provide prompt treatment facilities to the victims.
At present, the process of body identification is
being carried out and the judicial authorities are taking steps to
conduct their postmortems promptly. The Government has decided to bear
funeral expenses of all the deceased persons.
Currently, the security sections are conducting
investigations in a broad manner on these incidents and the government
has taken steps to temporarily block all the social media avenues until
the investigations are concluded.
Steps have been taken to declare April 22 and 23 as
holiday for all the government and private schools.
The government requests the public to ensure the peace
while remaining in homes and to provide necessary assistance to security
forces as the security has been tighten across the Island.
The tri-forces have been summoned to ensure the
security of the public and the tri-forces will ensure the security of
the people with the coordination of the Police Department.
Udaya R Senevirathne
Secretary to the President