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Sri Lankan Army vows to safeguard Constitution; not to interfere with peaceful anti-govt protests

The Siasat | 17/04/2022 01:29 PM | Click to read full article

The Sri Lankan Army on Saturday vowed to uphold the Constitution and pledged not to interfere with the ongoing anti-government protests across the island nation against the unprecedented economic crisis that has led to acute food shortages, soaring prices and power cuts.

Referring to the social media speculation that the military may be used by the embattled Gotabaya Rajapaksa government to launch a crackdown on the protest near the presidential secretariat.