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Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa to resign after palace stormed

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Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will resign from his position on Wednesday. It comes just hours after the country's prime minister agreed to resign, after protests that had been ongoing for months over Sri Lanka's economic crisis. The country is facing major food and medicine shortages, which doctors in the country said in May could lead to deaths.
5 months ago·Colombo, Sri Lanka

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