COLOMBO, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday extended the state of emergency by a further one month considering the security situation in the country, local media reports said.
The president extended the state of emergency by signing an extraordinary gazette notification which said that the emergency was in effect for public security, the preservation of public order and the maintenance of supplies and services essential to the life of the community.
Sirisena declared the state of emergency on April 22, a day after multiple terror attacks in the country which killed over 250 people.
Under the emergency regulations, security forces have been conducting nationwide raids to hunt for suspects linked to the terror attacks.
Police said 89 suspects had been arrested over the terror attacks so far.