Sri Lanka in the wake of growing confrontations across the island, will be under a nationwide curfew from 8 p.m. today until 5 a.m.
This comes a day after Sri Lankan authorities said that over 200 individuals had been arrested on various offences since Monday, including curfew violations, public attacks, and property damage.
230 people have been detained, including 68 who have been remanded, as officials work to restore order to the island nation, according to Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror newspaper.
Sri Lanka PM Seeks Financial Assistance
On Sunday, India delivered its 12th supply of diesel to Sri Lanka, comprising over 400,000 tonnes of petroleum. New Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met with representatives from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. He discussed the country’s economic problems.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced on Sunday that he will give a detailed explanation of the island nation’s financial situation.
Ranil was appointed Prime Minister this week, promising to revive Sri Lanka’s crippled economy. He has urged opposition leader Sajith Premadasa and his party to join a non-partisan government. He will go beyond parliamentary politics.
The island nation is experiencing its biggest economic crisis since its 1948 independence. Long lines for fuel, cooking gas, and other commodities have formed due to a catastrophic scarcity of foreign funds. While power outages and increasing food costs have added to the people’s misery.