Kathmandu. A state of emergency has been declared in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan government declared a state of emergency the day after protesters marched on the president's residence. With the emergency, the security forces have been given unlimited power.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has called for tougher laws to allow suspects to be tried and detained without trial. Sri Lanka has been rocked by protests demanding the president's resignation.
A state of emergency has been declared in Sri Lanka in protest of rising food, fuel and electricity shortages.
President Rajapaksa said a state of emergency had been declared to protect public order and provide essential supplies to the community. The government imposed a curfew on Friday night in the western provinces, including the capital Colombo.