Sri Lanka declares curfew amid protests

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

A curfew has been declared in the Colombo district, Sri Lanka, according to the Department of Government Information.

It was announced on Thursday and will commence from noon today till 5.00 a.m. on Friday

This comes hours after clashes between protesters and security forces.

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister now acting President, Ranil Wickremesinghe declared a nationwide state of emergency.

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