News > Troops ordered to shoot at those damaging public property

Troops ordered to shoot at those damaging public property

ANI News | 10/05/2022 11:01 PM | Click to read full article

Sri Lanka’s armed forces were ordered Tuesday to shoot at any persons damaging public property or threatening lives, Defence Ministry spokesman Nalin Herath said.

This order came as anti-government protesters in Sri Lanka Tuesday set up a checkpoint on the road leading to the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo to prevent the Rajapaksa family loyalists from fleeing the country.