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Published : Saturday, 24 August, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 63

COLOMBO, Aug 23: Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday.
President Maithripala Sirisena has been extending the emergency on the 22nd of each month since the April 21 attacks on three hotels and three churches.
However, his office confirmed that Sirisena had not extended it for another term and thereby allowed the emergency to end on Thursday.
"The president did not issue a fresh proclamation extending the emergency by a further period," an official source said.    -AFP



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