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Sri Lanka riots: how the tiny Indian Ocean island nation got into such a mess

By Amalendu Misra, Professor, Department: Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University
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The chaos in Sri Lanka has deepened after the country’s president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, fled to the Maldives. The president and his family left Colombo on a military jet just hours before he was due to resign in the face of massive popular protests which culminated on July 9 with crowds of demonstrators storming the presidential palace.

Rajapaksa is believed to be headed for the United Arab Emirates where it is thought he will…The Conversation


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