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Ranil Wickremesinghe Sworn In as Sri Lankan President as Soldiers Assault Protesters

HeadlineJul 22, 2022

In Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the island nation’s new president, filling the gap left by the previous president who was forced to resign after months of mass protests. Overnight, Sri Lankan soldiers raided the presidential secretariat in the capital Colombo, where demonstrators have been staging a massive sit-in protest; they also assaulted an adjacent protest encampment in a raid that left at least 10 people badly injured. 

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