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Sri Lanka: Protesters Storm Presidential Mansion, Set PM’s House On Fire

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By Archis Chowdhury Months of anti-government protests, fuelled by an unprecedented economic crisis in Sri Lanka culminated in protesters storming President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence, and setting Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s house on fire. Over the weekend, social media was filled with videos of a rejoicing crowd swimming in the presidential mansion, and lying on luxurious beds. BOOM has not independently verified these videos. Neither of the two leaders were present at their respective residents. At least a dozen people were injured after clashes with security forces who attempt…

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