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How crisis unfolded in Sri Lanka

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COLOMBO (Reuters) – A deepening economic crisis in Sri Lanka sparked mass protests that forced President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee the country, leaving his successor, Ranil Wickremesinghe, to declare a state of emergency while seeking a bailout from the International Monetary Fund. On Friday, a day after Wickremesinghe was sworn in, security forces launched a pre-dawn raid on a protest camp occupying government grounds in Colombo and cleared out a section of it. Here are some of the key developments in the crisis: March 31, 2022: Demonstrators march to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s private r…

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