Sri Lankan troops on streets after protesters torch leaders' homes
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Sri Lankan troops on streets after protesters torch leaders' homes

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May 10, 2022

A curfew is in force across Sri Lanka after mobs burned down homes belonging to the ruling Rajapaksa family amid mounting anger at the economic crisis.


New Delhi, 10 May 2022

As per news report of BBC, the overnight violence capped a day of unrest that saw PM Mahinda Rajapaksa quit, but this failed to bring calm. Crowds besieged his residence and tried to storm it - he was evacuated to safety in a pre-dawn operation amid tear gas and warning shots. Seven people have died and more than 190 have been injured since Monday. The island-wide curfew has been extended to Wednesday morning as authorities seek to quell the violence. Many protesters are still calling for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, brother of Mahinda, to leave office.

Source - BBC

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