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Sri Lanka orders to shoot at any person damaging public property

Sri Lanka orders to shoot at any person damaging public property

The island nation has been rocked by a bout of violence that has left at least eight people dead and 200 injured amid its worst economic crisis in history.

A man looks at a damaged bus of Sri Lanka's ruling party supporters after it was set on fire during a clash of pro and anti-government demonstrators near the Prime Minister's official residence. (Photo: Reuters) A man looks at a damaged bus of Sri Lanka's ruling party supporters after it was set on fire during a clash of pro and anti-government demonstrators near the Prime Minister's official residence. (Photo: Reuters)

Sri Lanka's armed forces were ordered on Tuesday to shoot at any persons damaging public property or threatening lives, Defence Ministry spokesman Nalin Herath said.

The island nation has been rocked by a bout of violence that has left at least eight people dead and 200 injured amid its worst economic crisis in history.

Published on: May 10, 2022, 8:13 PM IST
Posted by: Aparna Banerjea, May 10, 2022, 8:11 PM IST