Colombo, Sri Lanka (NewsRadio) : Police curfew has been imposed with immediate effect within the Colombo North, Colombo South, Colombo Central, Mount Lavinia and Nugegoda Police Divisions until further notice.
Police curfew has also been imposed within the Kelaniya Police Divisions with immediate effect.
The Police Media Unit informed NewsRadio that the directive has been issued by the Inspector General of Police.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Talduwa speaking to NewsRadio said the public must remain indoors during the duration of Police curfew.
SSP Talduwa said individuals found to be violating curfew will be considered offenders in maintaining public law and order while the law will be enforced against them.
He added travelling through the areas in which Police curfew has been imposed will be strictly prohibited and requested the public travelling through such areas to use alternative routes.
Curfew has been imposed following a mass protest in Mirihana in the vicinity of the private residence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The demonstration got out of hand when protesters and law enforcement officials clashed.
Several persons sustained injuries in the brawl.
A Sri Lanka Army bus was also set on fire.
Tear gas and water cannons were fired to disperse the crowd.
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