Sri Lanka lifts curfew for 12 hours
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.
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.