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COLOMBO (News 1st); The Human Right Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) said that the IGP and Army Commander have been summoned to the HR Commission on the 12th of May to explain why they failed to maintain the rule for the incidents that took place on Monday (9).A normal Monday morning turned in to a scene of chaos, after pro-government supporters attacked the MynaGoGama protest site near Temple Trees following a meeting chaired by Ex-Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, where he announced he is willing to make any sacrifice for the people.The meeting at Temple Trees was organized by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Local Government Members Forum and saw hundreds in attendance.Following this meeting, the pro-government supporters attacked the MynaGoGama protest site near Temple Trees and dismantled the camp.Thereafter, they moved to the main protest site in Galle Face known as GotaGoGama and destroyed several tents and assaulted peaceful protestors.Sri Lanka Police, the Riot Police, Sri Lanka Army and other law enforcement agencies were called in to control the situation and Sri Lanka Police eventually imposed an island wide curfew to control the unrest.On Friday, the Sri Lankan President after a special cabinet meeting declared a state of emergency.

This is the second time that an emergency was declared in Sri Lanka in the span of over a month.The island nation faces its worst economic crisis, since its independence.

The economic crisis is caused in part by a lack of foreign currency, which has meant that the country cannot afford to pay for imports of staple foods and fuel leading to acute shortages and inflated prices. .

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