Sri Lanka Crisis: Sri Lanka on Saturday lifted the nationwide curfew for 12 hours, and also relaxed strict restrictions. Meanwhile, the new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is busy trying to form the government. The government lifted the curfew from 6 am (0030 GMT) on Saturday till 6 pm. The 24-hour curfew imposed on May 9 was also lifted for a few hours on May 12 and May 13 so that people could buy essentials.
Rajapaksa resigns from the post of PM
Mhinda Rajapaksa resigned from his post on Monday (May 9) amid the severe economic crisis in Sri Lanka. Hours before that, his supporters attacked anti-government protesters, forcing the authorities to deploy military forces in the capital and impose a nationwide curfew.
Wickremesinghe appointed as the new Prime Minister
Four times Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was appointed as the new Prime Minister of the country by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday (May 12). United National Party (UNP) Has only one seat in Parliament.
Most opposition parties do not want to join the government
Most opposition parties in Sri Lanka on Friday announced that they would not join the interim government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe but the situation in the debt-ridden country Will support external economic policies to help improve reforms.
Sri Lanka is facing the biggest economic crisis
Sri Lanka is going through the most severe economic crisis ever since its independence from Britain in 1948. The crisis arose mainly because of a lack of foreign exchange, which meant that the country was unable to pay for imports of staple foods and fuels.