CPA Comms Officer on 22 February, 2023

State response to the Right to Protest amidst the socio-economic and governance crisis February 2023

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The year 2022 was marked by a number of protests across Sri Lanka, fuelled largely by demands for accountability and solutions for the dire economic crisis, and against the crackdown on protests by the state. The sustained citizen-led protest movement, the ‘aragalaya’ (‘the struggle’), led to the resignation of both the former President and Prime Minister, brothers Gotabaya and Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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