The government has allowed the Emergency Regulations to lapse five months after they were imposed in the wake of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks and three months after racist mob violence hit several urban areas.
The Johannesburg based International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) is condemning the appointment of Lt Gen Shavendra Silva as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army saying the government of Sri Lanka has betrayed its people by making this move.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is saying that the Sri Lanka Police is facing grave new challenges and dealing with them efficiently and in a competent manner.
President Maithripala Sirisena has expressed concern over issues that have arisen due to delays in clearances carried out by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) when dispatching police and security forces personnel to United Nations Peace Keeping Missions.
Chief of National Intelligence Retired DIG Sisira Mendis has resigned citing "health reasons," official sources said.
The Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunesekara says that the police are ensuring the maximum security of the public during the Vesak season.
The anti-Muslim mob attacks are hindering the investigations and the prosecution of the extremists responsible for the Easter Sunday massacres
Combined Army, Special Task Force and Police teams are continuing search operations in the Kalmunai area where 15 people including 6 six children were killed in a confrontation