Sri Lanka Crisis: The Government of Sri Lanka has lifted the emergency implemented in the country on Saturday. Emergency was imposed two weeks ago in view of anti-government protests amid the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka. Let us tell you that recently in Sri Lanka, protesters set fire to the house of many leaders including former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. After this a new government was formed there.
Emergency imposed twice in a month
In view of the improvement in law and order, the government decided not to introduce the Emergency Regulation in Parliament. Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa imposed emergency for the second time in a month on the midnight of May 6.
Emergency lifted from the country
According to the news of ‘Hiru News’, the President’s Secretariat has said that the emergency has been lifted from Friday midnight. It is up to the Parliament to enforce or maintain the Emergency, which must be presented to the House within 14 days of notification by the President. However, the government decided not to introduce the Emergency Regulations in Parliament.
10 killed in violent clashes in Sri Lanka
It is worth noting that during emergency, the police and security forces get unlimited power to arrest and detain any person. In Sri Lanka, 10 people have died and more than 200 people have been injured in clashes during pro-government and anti-government protests.
Sri Lanka is facing economic crisis
Sri Lanka has been facing economic crisis since its independence from Britain in 1948. This crisis has arisen due to lack of foreign exchange due to which the country is unable to pay for imported food grains and fuel. Due to this there has been an acute shortage of essential goods and the prices have increased a lot.