Tanks and motorcycle teams for Colombo security

The curfew imposed throughout the island is still in effect and the Army has launched a special security operation in Colombo and other parts of the country today. Accordingly, patrols were launched in Colombo this morning using armored vehicles.

The Special Forces motorcycle unit also conducted patrols in Colombo, Pita Kotte, Mirihana, Kirulapone and Kollupitiya today. The Ministry of Defense stated yesterday that the three forces have been ordered to shoot at anyone who robs or damages public property.

At present 9 persons have been killed and nearly 250 others have been injured in violent and violent incidents island wide and are being treated in hospitals.

Nine persons were injured in shootings in Rathgama and Angoda yesterday as well.