Human rights experts urge the newly appointed leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to end the crackdown against the protesters.
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Arrest is part of an ongoing crackdown against people protesting against the government over island’s economic crisis.
Debate within protest movement on wrapping up seafront camp was triggered by a violent crackdown by security forces.
People in crisis-hit nation raise serious concerns over the government’s move to restrict imports for another 12 months.
Protesters accuse soldiers of ‘brutal’ assaults, as security forces descend on sites in early hours of Friday morning.
Six-time prime minister and veteran politician an unpopular choice among protesters who forced his predecessor out.
Protesters hit the streets as parliament elects Ranil Wickremesinghe as the crisis-hit country’s new president.
Legislators tap six-time PM as president, defying risk of more protests by people angry over deepening economic crisis.
Ranil Wickremesinghe will face the opposition-backed Dullas Alahapperuma and Anura Kumara Dissanayake in Wednesday vote.
As protest movement over island’s worst-ever economic crisis reaches a milestone, people say struggle is not yet over.