Curfew in Colombo

[TamilNet, Sunday, 11 June 2000, 20:46 GMT]
The Sri Lankan government declared curfew from 7 p.m Sunday until dawn Monday May 12 in the suburbs of Ratmalana, Mt.Lavinia and Moratuwa in the southern sectors of Colombo city today.

The curfew was imposed following indications that Sinhala extremist mobs were bent on attacking Tamil homes and businesses in these suburbs Police sources in Mt. Lavinia said. Some Tamil residents in these suburbs said that they had to leave their neighbourhoods because they had been advised by friends to stay away from these areas.

 

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