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Sri Lanka imposes curfew after clashes

COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lankan police imposed a curfew yesterday after clashes between rival political camps, as anger builds over the island’s worst economic crisis since independence.

Months of blackouts and dire shortages of food, fuel and medicines have caused widespread suffering across the South Asian island and weeks of overwhelmingly peaceful anti-government protests.

At least 78 people were injured in the violence in central Colombo, according to officials.  

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin