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By Krishan Francis, Associated Press
Protesters remained in President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s home, his seaside office and the prime minister’s residence, saying they will stay until they officially resign.
In our news wrap Saturday, Sri Lanka's president and prime minister will resign after widespread protests in Colombo over the country's economic collapse, investigators in Japan say the man suspected of killing Shinzo Abe believed the former prime minister was…
Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said in a televised statement that he informed Rajapaksa that parliamentary leaders had met and decided to request he leave office, and the president agreed.
By Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press
Police have imposed a curfew in Sri Lanka's capital and surrounding areas a day before a planned protest demanding the country's president and prime minister resign over an economic crisis that has caused severe shortages of essential supplies.
By Bharatha Mallawarachi, Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
Sri Lanka’s economy, which a few years ago enjoyed strong growth that provided jobs and financial security, is now in a state of collapse, dependent on aid from India and other countries as its leaders desperately try to negotiate a…
The U.S. over the past two weeks has announced millions of dollars in assistance to Sri Lanka, which has been surviving on $4 billion in credit lines from neighboring India. It also has received pledges of $300 million to $600…
Sri Lanka's prime minister says its debt-laden economy has "collapsed" after months of shortages of food, fuel and electricity.
Sri Lankan authorities have deployed armored vehicles and troops in the streets of the capital two days after pro-government mobs attacked peaceful protesters, triggering a wave of violence across the country. Armored trucks with soldiers rolled into some areas of…
By Krishan Francis, Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press
Sri Lankan police have opened fire at a group of people protesting new fuel price increases, killing one and injuring 10 others.
On Sunday, hundreds of people lit candles and displayed banners and placards during a silent protest in the capital, Colombo, calling for justice for the victims of the attacks.
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