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Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa ousted, ally nominated as successor

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By Uditha Jayasinghe, Alasdair Pal and Devjyot Ghoshal COLOMBO (Reuters) -Sri Lanka’s parliament accepted the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday after he fled the country, paving the way for lawmakers to start repairing the island’s shattered politics and resume efforts to ease its economic crisis. After suffering from crippling shortages of petrol and diesel and runaway prices of basic items like vegetables and bread for months under the rule of Rajapaksa and his brothers, Sri Lankans are now waiting for lawmakers to elect a new president on July 20. Until then, Prime Minis…

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