September 23, 2023

Sri Lanka town under curfew

Sri Lanka

Tuesday’s killing of an anti-government protester in Sri Lanka sparked international outrage and a curfew in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

As the economic situation worsened, protesters called for the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The administration pledged an inquiry into reports that police used excessive force in dispersing them.

With frequent blackouts, acute shortages of gasoline and other essentials, and skyrocketing prices, Sri Lanka is experiencing its worst economic collapse since independence from Britain in 1948.

Sri Lanka’s police commander Chandana Wickramaratne has already launched an investigation into the actions of policemen in Rambukkana, he said as he issued an indefinite curfew.

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