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In Photos: Sri Lanka crisis intensifies, protesters storm PM’s office

Published on Jul 13, 2022 05:12 PM IST

The anti-government agitation in crisis-hit Sri Lanka intensified on Wednesday with thousands of protesters storming into Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's office, hours after he was named as the acting President. After the breach, Wickremesinghe instructed the military and police “to do what is necessary to restore order.”President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is expected to resign later in the day. He fled to Maldives on Wednesday morning amid intensified protests that have been going on in the country for months against his government's economic mismanagement leading to severe shortages of food, fuel and other essentials.

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Demonstrators amid tear gas take part in an anti-government protest outside the office of Sri Lanka's prime minister in Colombo.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 13, 2022 05:12 PM IST

Demonstrators amid tear gas take part in an anti-government protest outside the office of Sri Lanka's prime minister in Colombo.(AFP)

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Protestors hold Sri Lankan flags as they stand on top of the office of Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in Colombo. (Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Protestors hold Sri Lankan flags as they stand on top of the office of Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in Colombo. (Reuters)

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Security personnel stand guard as demonstrators enter the building of the office of Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo. (Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Security personnel stand guard as demonstrators enter the building of the office of Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo. (Reuters)

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A demonstrator pours water on a man during a protest outside the office of Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.(Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A demonstrator pours water on a man during a protest outside the office of Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.(Reuters)

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Army soldiers stand guard during an anti-government protest by demonstrators outside the office of Sri Lanka's prime minister in Colombo.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 13, 2022 05:12 PM IST

Army soldiers stand guard during an anti-government protest by demonstrators outside the office of Sri Lanka's prime minister in Colombo.(AFP)

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