Sri Lanka court docket bans ex-PM, allies from leaving nation


A Sri Lankan court docket on Thursday banned former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, his politician son Namal and 15 allies from leaving the nation over acts of violence towards anti-government demonstrators.The Justice of the Peace within the capital Colombo additionally requested police to analyze Monday’s mob assaults on peaceable protesters, which led to retaliatory violence that claimed 9 lives and precipitated widespread destruction.

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