Sri Lanka acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe declares state of emergency
A state of emergency has been declared by Sri Lanka’s acting president, Ranil Wickremesinghe. The statement is made in a government notice that was published late on Sunday, July 17. The choice was made in the midst of the financial crisis. Sri Lanka is experiencing an unheard-of economic crisis that has resulted in a severe lack of food, fuel, and even medicine.
Massive protests that lasted for weeks in the nation resulted in the looting of the official houses of Wickremesinghe and the former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Wickremesinghe is the country’s new leader after Rajapaksa left and announced his resignation.
The 100th day of protests in Sri Lanka was on Sunday, July 17.