A special gazette notification has been issued for the deployment of armed forces personnel for the purpose of maintaining public order in all districts of the country.
Reports say that the gazette notification has been issued with the signature of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Following the lifting of the state of emergency after the Easter attack, the president is calling on the Army, Navy and Air Force to maintain peace in the country under the Public Security Ordinance.
According to the powers vested on the President by the Act, the Armed Forces have been deployed in the 25 Administrative Districts to safeguard public order and the gazette notification in this regard has been issued.
- Administrative Districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Jaffna, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Batticaloa, Ampara, Trincomalee, Puttalam and the territorial water adjacent to such Districts
- Administrative Districts of Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Badulla, Monaragala, Ratnapura, Kegalle