Sri Lanka leader flees as protesters storm home (50)

BSS Bangladesh 2022.07.09 12:54
COLOMBO, July 9, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - Sri Lanka's beleaguered President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his official residence in Colombo Saturday, a top defence source told AFP, before protesters gathered to demand his resignation stormed the compound. "The president was escorted to safety," the source said, adding that troops fired in the air to prevent angry crowds from overrunning the President's Palace.
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