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Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns after state of emergency

A curfew has been imposed across Sri Lanka after supporters of the country's ruling party stormed a major protest site in Colombo.

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Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns after state of emergency

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday after state of emergency declared amid massive protests over worst economic crisis.

A curfew has been imposed across Sri Lanka after supporters of the country’s ruling party stormed a major protest site in Colombo, attacking anti-government demonstrators and clashing with police who used tear gas and water cannon to drive them back.

I request all citizens to remain calm and exercise restraint,” he added. On Thursday, Sri Lanka Police fired tear gas on the protesters on Thursday in order to disperse the protest staged by University students carrying placards and shouting slogans, “Let’s oust the government! Let’s reverse the system!” outside the parliament, as per local media reports.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan president urged everyone to work together to solve this crisis. The crisis-hit Sri Lanka on Friday declared a state of emergency after a crippling strike and protest over the external debt for the second time in five weeks.

In addition to deteriorating law and order in the country, Sri Lanka is witnessing at least 10-hour daily power cuts. Sri Lanka’s currency has been also devalued greatly against the US dollar.

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