Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees as protesters storm home, office
Sri Lanka has suffered through months of food and fuel shortages, lengthy blackouts and galloping inflation after running out of foreign currency to import vital goods.
Lankan Prez Gotabaya Rajapaksa Flees After Protesters Gherao Residence; Says Will Respect Decision Taken At Party Meeting
Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled as supporters surrounded his residence, news agency AFP reported. Protesters took out a mega rally in Colombo on Friday after a curfew on protests were lifted demanding president Rajapaksa step down from his role.
Sri Lanka's president, PM to step down after tumultuous protests over economic crisis
Sri Lanka's president and prime minister agreed on Saturday to resign after the country's most chaotic day in months of political turmoil, with protesters storming both officials' homes and setting fire to one of the buildings in a rage over the nation's severe economic crisis.
Sri Lanka protesters storm president's residence, demanding Rajapaksa's resignation
Sri Lankan protesters demanding President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resign forced their way into his official residence and nearby office on Saturday, local television reports said, as thousands of people demonstrated in the capital against the island nation's worst economic crisis in recent memory.