People attend a rally, organised by the Union of Journalists, in Moscow on Sunday. Reuters
More than 22,000 people packed a Moscow square on Saturday to demand free and fair local polls, incensed by the authorities’ refusal to put popular opposition candidates on the ballot.
This week authorities jailed President Vladimir Putin’s top opponent for 30 days and launched a probe targeting his allies but activists said they would not abandon plans to attend an unauthorised rally.
The detentions came around a protest to demand that opposition members be allowed to run in a local election.
Rajapaksa took oath before his younger brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, at a prominent Buddhist temple on the outskirts of the capital Colombo.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports said, 'Dubai Customs’ initiative to give flowers to passengers arriving from Beirut on Saturday is a glowing example of the care, concern and spirit of kindness that is at the heart of the aviation community here.'
Officials earlier said three persons had died in the mishap, while four others were shifted to a hospital. With four more casualties, the death toll had increased to seven the victims included two women.