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Sri Lanka lifts curfew for 12 hours

Tight curbs further eased
Ranil Wickremesinghe
Ranil Wickremesinghe
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Reuters   |   Colombo   |   Published 15.05.22, 01:17 AM

Sri Lanka lifted a nationwide curfew for 12 hours on Saturday, further easing tight curbs.

The government lifted the curfew from 0030 GMT on Saturday. A 24-hour curfew imposed on Monday had been lifted for a few hours on Thursday and Friday to allow purchase of essential supplies. 

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 Rajapaksa stepped down after violence flared on Monday, leaving his younger brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa to rule on as president.

 Wickremesinghe, a five-time Prime Minister, was appointed to another term late on Thursday.

Wickremesinghe is the sole lawmaker from his United National Party to hold a seat in parliament, and is reliant on other parties to form a coalition government. 



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