Sri Lanka Placed Under the State of Emergency After the Attacks. In Sri Lanka, after the devastating suicide attacks on churches and luxury hotels, emergency measures came into effect.
President Maithripala Sirisena imposed them to maintain public safety and order and to guarantee the delivery of goods and services to citizens, according to a statement from the president.
The state of emergency gives the police and army extensive powers, such as house searches and detention of persons.
The emergency law would enter into force at midnight local time, the president’s office said.
A curfew has also been set in the capital city of Colombo from 8 p.m. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the Sunday attacks yet, but the suspicion is aimed at Muslim militants.
290 people died in the attacks, and nearly 500 were injured.