Sri Lanka Economic Crisis: The Sri Lankan court was moved to direct the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to immediately arrest former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and six others who are charged with criminal intimidation and aiding and abetting attacks on peaceful anti-government protesters here this week.
On the other hand, most of the Opposition parties in Sri Lanka denied joining the interim government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s but agreed to support its economic policies from outside to help the debt-ridden island nation’s early recovery.
Sri Lanka’s new prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday warned that the country’s economic crisis is “going to get worse before it gets better.” Anger over the government’s handling of the crisis has led to violent protests and forced the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa as the prime minister on Monday.
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