State of What?

Confusion looms over the state of emergency, with the Government Printer saying the President had asked him not to issue the gazette notification imposing the emergency.
Meanwhile, the Presidents office says Her Excellency is due to address the nation on the state of emergency at 8.30 pm on Friday.rn

rnThe fresh developments come with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe return from his visit to the United States, early Friday morning. rn

rnPolitical analysts say if the state of emergency was not gazetted, published by the government printer and released, there is not state of emergency. rn

rnThe President declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, two days prior to the the Premiers return to the island. rn