President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena and the Cabinet of Sri Lanka today decided to declare a state of Emergency for 10 days. The reason of it is the violence prevailed in some parts of the Sri Lanka.
The Board of Cricket Council of India (BCCI) confirms that the Tri-nation T20 series in Sri Lanka between India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will continue despite the state of emergency in Sri Lanka.
Report by BCCI Officials on Emergency in Sri Lanka
“There have been reports of curfew and an emergency being called in Sri Lanka. The situation in picture is in Kandy and not Colombo. This is to notify everyone that after talking to concerned security personnel (Ministerial security division – in charge of team security), we have understood that the situation is completely normal in Colombo. If at all there is an update on the same we shall notify”.
Why Emergency in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka has declared a state of emergency for 10 days to rein in the spread of communal violence, a day after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the Indian Ocean island’s central district of Kandy.
The government decision to declare emergency came after a Buddhist man was killed and a mob set fire to a Muslim-owned shop. In Sri Lanka, out of its 21 million population, Buddhists Sinhalese make up for nearly 75 percent, 13 percent of the population are Hindus while Muslim community make up for around 10 percent.