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Sri Lanka crisis: Protesters erect tents outside President’s office


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Protesters have built tents near Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s office in the capital Colombo.

The site has hosted thousands of protesters for over two weeks who are demanding Rajapaksa’s resignation over a dire economic crisis that has led to food, medical and fuel shortages.

Sri Lanka’s beleaguered prime minister has come under increased pressure to step down as a cabinet minister and other senior party member’s back street protests calling for resignations over a worsening economic crisis.

The country is suffering its most painful economic downturn since independence from British rule in 1948, with months of lengthy blackouts and acute shortages of food, fuel and other essentials.

The crisis has sparked countrywide protests, with angry demonstrators camped outside Rajapaksa’s office for more than three weeks.

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