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Curfew lifted in Sammanthurai, Kalmunai & Chawalakade

Police curfew imposed in the Sammanthurai, Kalmunai and Chawalakade areas in the Eastern Province has been lifted as of 8.00am today, Police said.

Curfew was imposed following a confrontation on Friday (26) between security forces and suspected Islamist militants residing in these areas.

Explosions that followed a gun battle killed 15 people including six children, after which police curfew was imposed until 10.00am yesterday ( 28) and again at 5.00pm that day.