Protests in #SriLanka have resulted in 9 people killed and 200 injured since Monday following worsening economic and civil rights problems in the country.
— Siobhain McDonagh MP (@Siobhain_Mc) May 12, 2022
Speaking in parliament, Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh called for an urgent debate to discuss the “worsening economic and civil rights crisis in Sri Lanka”.
“Protests on Monday saw 9 people killed and 200 injured allegedly by the supporters of the Rajapaksa administration” she noted.
She further added that there is “clearly a need for the IMF to intervene”. She stressed the need for any IMF intervention to “take heed of the past travesties of justice to the Tamil community of Sri Lanka”.
Read more here: A day of turmoil and violence in Sri Lanka