Sri Lanka Under State Of Emergency Again Amid Its Worst Economic Crisis | Read

PUBLISHED ON: May 7, 2022 | Duration: 2 min, 54 sec

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Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today declared a state of emergency giving security forces sweeping powers for the second time in five weeks to deal with escalating anti-government protests. A spokesman for the President said he invoked the tough laws to "ensure public order" after trade unions staged a nationwide strike Friday demanding his resignation over a worsening economic crisis.
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