Sri Lanka To Impose Nationwide Curfew From 8 PM Today
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.