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Clashes and protests in Sri Lanka, a state of emergency declared

This was decided by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the wake of street riots in which hundreds of people tried to storm his building. The country is grappling with the worst financial crisis since 1948, when it gained independence from the United Kingdom

After another day of protests over the very serious economic crisis affecting the country, Sri Lanka’s President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, declared a state of emergency. Therefore, the security forces will have broad powers to arrest and detain suspects.

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The president’s decision comes in the wake of street riots in which hundreds of people tried to storm his building. In the context of other protests, demonstrators blocked the country’s main roads. Police in the capital, Colombo, said they had arrested 45 participants in the riots.

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Sri Lanka is on the brink, facing its worst financial crisis since independence from the United Kingdom in 1948. The country, with a population of 22 million, is facing severe shortages of basic goods, with prices skyrocketing. Prices and strength frequent interruptions of up to 10 hours a day. And in the western province of the country, which includes Colombo, a night curfew has been re-imposed.

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