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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Resigns as Economic Protests Turn Violent


Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said he would resign following months of protests against his government’s handling of an economic crisis. His resignation came hours after violent clashes erupted in the capital of Colombo on Monday. Photo: Chamila Karunarathne/EPA/Shutterstock

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said he would resign following months of protests against his government’s handling of an economic crisis. His resignation came hours after violent clashes erupted in the capital of Colombo on Monday. Photo: Chamila Karunarathne/EPA/Shutterstock

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