Live news updates: Sri Lanka’s central bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said he is resigning from the post less than seven months into the role amid the worst economic and political crises in decades. Cabraal announced his resignation in a Twitter post on Monday.
Cabraal, a veteran policy maker who was named governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in September amid a deepening foreign exchange crisis, favored reducing reliance on foreign debt, especially from the Washington-based International Monetary Fund. His resignation comes amid a political turmoil following depleted foreign exchange reserves and rising inflation, Bloomberg reported.
Ukraine’s troops found brutalised bodies with bound hands, gunshot wounds to the head and signs of torture after Russian soldiers withdrew from the outskirts of Kyiv, authorities said Sunday, sparking new calls for a war crimes investigation and sanctions against Russia.
Associated Press journalists in Bucha, a small city northwest of the capital, saw the bodies of at least nine people in civilian clothes who appeared to have been killed at close range. At least two had their hands tied behind their backs. The AP also saw two bodies wrapped in plastic, bound with tape and thrown into a ditch.