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Sri Lanka's acting president has declared a state of emergency giving him broad authority amid growing protests demanding his resignation two days before the country's lawmakers are set to elect a new president.
Parliament’s secretary general, Dhammika Dasanayake, said during a brief session on Saturday that nominations for the election of the new president will be heard on Tuesday and if there is more than one candidate, the lawmakers will vote on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka's prime minister was sworn in Friday as interim president until Parliament elects a successor to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled abroad and resigned after mass protests over the country’s economic collapse.
Police have imposed a curfew in Sri Lanka's capital and surrounding areas a day before a planned protest demanding the country's president and prime minister resign over an economic crisis that has caused severe shortages of essential supplies.
Sri Lanka’s economy, which a few years ago enjoyed strong growth that provided jobs and financial security, is now in a state of collapse, dependent on aid from India and other countries as its leaders desperately try to negotiate a…
The U.S. over the past two weeks has announced millions of dollars in assistance to Sri Lanka, which has been surviving on $4 billion in credit lines from neighboring India. It also has received pledges of $300 million to $600…
Sri Lankan police have opened fire at a group of people protesting new fuel price increases, killing one and injuring 10 others.
On Sunday, hundreds of people lit candles and displayed banners and placards during a silent protest in the capital, Colombo, calling for justice for the victims of the attacks.
A Navy spokesperson said the ship could cause severe pollution if it sinks at its current location off the port of Colombo.
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith canceled all Sunday services in the diocese based on the latest security reports.
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