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Islandwide curfew on April 03?

It has been proposed to enforce an islandwide curfew from midnight Saturday (02) in the possibility of an unrest being provoked due to the anti-government protests set across the country on April 03, sources claimed.

It has been predicted that there may be an escalation of unrest on April 03 as a chain reaction triggered by the unrest that took place in front of the President’s residence in Mirihana yesterday.

The matter has also been discussed at the special meeting held with the Ruling Party MPs under the patronage with President Rajapaksa yesterday afternoon.

These Ruling Party MPs urged the President to enforce an islandwide curfew effective from April 03. However, the President has not responded to this request, according to sources.

A decision may be taken in the next few hours based on the situation, sources added.

Meanwhile, S.B. Dissanayake who was recently sworn in as the Minister of Industries has risen to speak at the discussion held with the Ruling Party MPs, but the other participants have objected to him, urging that further problems should not be incited, our correspondent said.

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