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The President of Sri Lanka has given emergency powers to the police and military

Sri Lankan police and army have been given emergency powers. With this power, the police and army can arrest any person without a warrant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

On Tuesday, the country’s president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, handed over the power. In addition, from now on, the military will be able to detain any person and keep them for 24 hours before handing them over to the police.

A government order on Tuesday said the army could search anyone’s property, including their personal vehicles. News Times of India.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday in the face of ongoing protests over the economic crisis. He resigned that day amid widespread clashes between his supporters and anti-government protesters.

Meanwhile, seven people, including a ruling MP, have been killed in yesterday’s clashes. More than two hundred were injured. Protesters also set fire to the homes of several ministers, MPs, former ministers and politicians close to the Rajapaksa family. Not only that, the protesters also attacked the official residence of Mahinda Rajapaksa. At that moment, he fell into a trance. Later, the police and army rescued him and took him to an unknown place.

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