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Sri Lanka court bans ex-PM Rajapaksa, allies from leaving country

Sri Lanka court bans ex-PM Rajapaksa, allies from leaving country

Mahinda Rajapaksa, his politician son Namal and 15 allies have been barred from leaving the island over violence in opposition to anti-government demonstrators.

A Sri Lankan court has banned former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, his politician son Namal and 15 allies from leaving the country over violence in opposition to anti-government demonstrators.

The Justice of the Peace in the primary metropolis of Colombo on Thursday ordered police to research Monday’s mob attacks on peaceful protesters, which led to retaliations. Nine folks died within the violence and cities noticed widespread destruction.

A petition to the court had additionally requested an arrest warrant for Rajapaksa and his associates, a court official instructed AFP information company.

“But the magistrate turned it down because police anyway have powers to detain any suspect,” the official added.

Victims of Monday’s violence say Rajapaksa and key aides had bussed about 3,000 of their supporters into the capital and instigated them to assault peaceable protesters.

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The loyalist mob poured out of his residence and assaulted anti-government demonstrators with sticks and golf equipment.

Buddhist monks and Catholic monks have been amongst at the least 225 folks hospitalised after the assault.

Reprisals quickly unfold throughout the country, with dozens of properties of Rajapaksa loyalists set ablaze.

The premier resigned and needed to be evacuated from his home by closely armed troops.

The 76-year-old former chief is at the moment holed up at a naval facility within the east of the island nation.

His former minister son Namal instructed AFP on Tuesday that the household had no intention of leaving the country.

Meanwhile, Mahinda’s youthful brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is set to name a brand new prime minister on Thursday, with five-times ex-premier Ranil Wickremesinghe being a frontrunner.