Armed forces ordered to open fire at looters

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Armed forces have been given the order to open fire at anyone looting public property or causing harm to others, announced the Defence Ministry today (May 10).

In a video statement, Defence Secretary Kamal Gunaratne urged the general public to refrain from such conduct.

He urged the country’s youth to continue their struggle in a peaceful manner without causing any harm to any individuals and without damaging to setting fire to any properties, be it public or private.