Tensions ease, morning curfew lifted, several arrested overnight

The tensions in the Kandy area eased this morning resulting in the Police deciding to lift the curfew at 10 this morning.

The curfew was enforced from 4pm yesterday to 4pm today.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara ordered that the curfew be lifted at 10 this morning as there were no major incidents reported.

The Government said that the curfew is expected to be declared again at 6pm this evening.

Meanwhile the Police arrested several suspects overnight accused of being involved in the communal violence.

The Police said that the main suspect involved in the incident was among those arrested. (Colombo Gazette)