Calling out for Armed Forces for maintaining Public order

00:00 Feb 20 2023 President Secretatriat

On 20th February, a gazette notification was issued by the President calling out the Armed
forces for the maintenance of public order under the powers granted in the public Security
Ordinance (Chapter 40). The gazette notification provides the powers for the armed forces to
intervene in civilian affairs. The Sri Lanka government has been issuing similar monthly
gazettes for several years now, indicating the continuing trend of militarization and shrinking
civil space.
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