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Sri Lanka Protests Turn Deadly as President Leaves Maldives for Singapore

HeadlineJul 14, 2022

In Sri Lanka, one person was killed and scores of others injured after police used tear gas and water cannons to attack anti-government protests in the capital, Colombo. This comes after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country for the Maldives on Wednesday, where he was met with protests; he has reportedly since left the Maldives aboard a Saudi airplane bound for Singapore, though it’s not clear whether that’s his final destination. Rajapaksa promised to resign by Wednesday but has not yet done so.

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