Order to fire on the army in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, if anyone looted government property or caused personal damage, they were ordered to shoot. The Defense Ministry instructed the country’s army, navy and air force. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sri Lanka’s local media, the Daily Mirror, quoted a military spokesman as saying on Tuesday. The country is currently under curfew. The curfew will remain in force till Wednesday.

Earlier, the Sri Lankan police and army were given emergency powers. With this power, the police and army can arrest any person without a warrant.

On Tuesday, the country’s president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, handed over the power. In addition, from now on, the military will be able to detain any person and keep them for 24 hours before handing them over to the police.

A government order on Tuesday said the army would be able to search anyone’s personal property, including their personal vehicles.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday in the face of ongoing protests over the economic crisis. He resigned that day amid widespread clashes between his supporters and anti-government protesters.

Meanwhile, eight people, including a ruling MP, have been killed in yesterday’s clashes. More than two hundred were injured. Protesters also set fire to the homes of several ministers, MPs, former ministers and politicians close to the Rajapaksa family. Not only that, the protesters also attacked the official residence of Mahinda Rajapaksa. At that moment, he fell into a trance. Later police and army went and rescued him. Mahinda Rajapaksa and some members of his family are currently sheltering at a naval base in the northeastern city of Trincomalee. The protesters also surrounded the naval base.

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