World Jul 08

Police use tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators near President's residence during a protest demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 8, 2022. Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/REUTERS
Sri Lankan police impose curfew ahead of planned protest

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.