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Sri Lankan President Lifts State of Emergency

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said Sunday he had lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed March 6 after Buddhist-Muslim clashes. “Upon assessing the public safety situation, I instructed to revoke the State of Emergency from midnight yesterday,” Sirisena said on his Twitter feed. He declared a state of emergency to rein in the spread of communal violence after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the Indian Ocean island’s central district of Kandy. Two people were...

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