Sri Lankan students demand government resign over crisis

Thousands of students from state universities marched in Sri Lanka’s capital on Monday to demand the president and prime minister resign over an economic crisis that has caused severe shortages of essential supplies and disrupted people’s livelihoods and education.

Rail strikes: Not for government to intervene – Shapps

It is not for the government to intervene to stop rail strikes, the transport secretary has said – despite unions calling for talks. Grant Shapps said the RMT union’s request for a meeting was a “stunt” and the union was “determined to go on strike”.