Sri Lanka promises impartial probe after first death in weeks of protests

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By Devjyot Ghoshal and Uditha Jayasinghe RAMBUKKANA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – Sri Lankan police will launch an “impartial and transparent” investigation into clashes with protesters after the first death in weeks of unrest over the government’s handling of the economy, the president said on Wednesday. Police fired live ammunition to scatter protesters on Tuesday in the town of Rambukkana, northeast of the commercial capital Colombo, killing one person and wounding a dozen. Demonstrations have roiled the South Asian island nation of 22 million people for weeks, with people protesting at shortages …

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