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Sri Lankan president revokes state of emergency

The Sri Lankan president, Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday issued an order revoking the state of emergency, which was imposed following attacks against Muslims in Kandy. 

"Returned from a very successful tour of Japan, that brings many short and long terms benefits to us. Upon assessing the public safety situation, I instructed to revoke the State of Emergency from midnight yesterday," Mr Sirisena tweeted.