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Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa declares state of emergency

Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa declares state of emergency

President Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency in the country effective from midnight, a government notice said.

People shout slogans during a protest amid the country's economic crisis, at Independence Square in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 4, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka People shout slogans during a protest amid the country's economic crisis, at Independence Square in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 4, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency in the country effective from midnight, a government notice said late on Friday.

The decision was taken in the interests of public security, the notice said.

This is a developing story.

Published on: May 06, 2022, 11:12 PM IST
Posted by: Anirban Roy, May 06, 2022, 10:51 PM IST