Sri Lanka To Impose Nationwide Curfew From 8 PM Today

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Colombo: Sri Lanka on Monday announced that it will impose a nationwide curfew from 8 pm today. It will remain effective till 5 AM on Tuesday.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister will address the crisis-hit nation today.

Ranil Wickremesinghe, appointed prime minister on Thursday, said he would give a “full explanation” of the financial crisis that has devastated the country. “There is a lot to be done and undone. We are prioritising matters, rest assured they shall be addressed as early as possible,” he said in a series of tweets on Sunday.

The economic crisis in the country led to widespread protests against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his family. The fighting between government supporters and protesters killed 9 people and wounded 300.

Following this, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was forced to resign and Wickremesinghe was appointed as the new PM.

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