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Sri Lankan: Court imposes travel ban on former PM Rajapaksa

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Colombo: A court in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo yesterday imposed a ban on former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and several of his key allies from leaving the country.

According to media reports, the travel ban has also been imposed on  Rajapaksa’s son and former Minister Namal Rajapaksa, Johnston Fernando, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, C. B. Rathnayake, Sanath Nishantha, and Sanjeewa Edirimanne, among others.

Mahinda stepped down as prime minister on Monday following weeks of intense anti-government protests amid an ongoing financial and economic crisis.

Sri Lanka is currently suffering its worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948.

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