December 1, 2022

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Sri Lankan protesters storm presidential palace, demand PM, president resign

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Thousands of protesters stormed the prime minister’s private residence in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on Saturday.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in a voice statement Saturday he would be willing to resign after leaving the official residence as a safety precaution ahead of the weekend demonstration.

Protesters have demanded both Wickremesinghe and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa step down in a fury over the country’s worsening economic crisis.

Wickremesinghe said he would resign when all parties have agreed on a new government.

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