Wednesday April 06, 2022

Sri Lankan President Revokes State of Emergency

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has revoked a state of emergency after dozens of members of the parliament left the ruling coalition, which has been struggling to quell protests over worst economic crisis.

Earlier, President Rajapaksa dissolved his Cabinet on Monday and sought to form a unity government as public unrest surged over the government’s handling of the economy.

Opposition parties rejected the idea of unity government and demanded the President to step down.

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