Sri Lanka’s Crisis Erupts In Streets Protest

Sri Lankans turned out in large numbers in the streets to protest the Rajapaksa-led government.

The country faces food shortages, increases in prices, power cuts, fuel shortages, and a health system that is in crisis.

The protests have led to the government declaring a state of emergency twice in five weeks.

The police have used teargas and water cannon to disperse students attempting to storm the national parliament demanding Rajapaksa’s resignation.

The demonstrators have blamed Rajapaksa and his ruling family for mismanaging the economy.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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