President says state of emergency will not be extended further
President Ranil Wickramasinghe says that since the situation in the country has stabilized, he will not extend the state of emergency.
“We are spending a time dedicated to establishing law and order. What Sri Lanka has lost due to severe economic crisis and severe political instability is almost impossible to calculate. But now we are back to normal. The challenge is how to face the future. As the situation in the country has returned to normal, I will not extend the state of emergency any longer. It ends at the end of this week. But that alone is not enough. We need a change of attitude about how we move forward. If we make that change, this country will have a future, if not, this country will become another Lebanon.”
Ranil Wickramasinghe said this while addressing the 2022 award ceremony of the Association of Scholars held yesterday (16).