The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka says it is disappointed that a state of emergency was declared once again.
Issuing a statement the commission urged the government to immediately explain reasons as to why a state of emergency was imposed in the country.
The Human Rights Commission also emphasized that the re-enforcement of a state of emergency is not recommended as the majority of protests were peaceful.
It further states the government should ensure freedom of speech adding that authorities must avoid arbitrary arrests and detentions.
Meanwhile, the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka launched an investigation into the brutal attack on civilians, by Police during a protest at the Parliament Roundabout last night.
The Commission has instructed the Inspector General of Police to appear before the Commission on Monday.