Police make special announcement at GotaGoGama

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Police have made an announcement requesting all protesters present at ‘GotaGoGama’ to leave Galle Face, in light of the ongoing islandwide curfew, and the State of Emergency declared on 06 May.

The announcement was made over the PA system of the President’s Office;

“This is a notice by Sri Lanka Police. As per Section 2 of the Public Security Ordinance, a public emergency has been cleared in Sri Lanka with effect from 6th May. In addition, a curfew has been imposed from 9th May to 7 AM tomorrow (12). This Order directs that no person shall be on any public road, railway, public park, public recreation ground, or other public ground or the seashore in such areas, except under the authority of a written permit. Therefore acting in violation of the curfew conditions is an offense as per the law”