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One Killed in Sri Lanka as Protests Mount over Economic & Political Crisis

HeadlineApr 20, 2022

In Sri Lanka, mass protests are continuing as the nation faces dire shortages of food, fuel and medicine. On Tuesday, one protester died after Sri Lankan police opened fire on protesters in the city of Rambukkana. Twelve protesters were reportedly hospitalized. Protesters are calling for Sri Lanka’s president to resign.

Damikka Harischandra: “We can’t make ends meet. We have no electricity. We don’t have gas. The price of rice has skyrocketed. We can’t make ends meet. So we have no choice but to go on the streets. We took to the streets to throw this government out.”

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