Sri Lankans storm prime minister’s office, demanding he quit as well

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By Devjyot Ghoshal COLOMBO (Reuters) – Barely hours after Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country on Wednesday, hundreds of people were demanding the resignation of the prime minister as well and fighting street battles with riot police. “Ranil go home!” they chanted as they tried to storm the office of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Police fired repeated rounds of tear gas and Wickremesinghe, who was acting as the president in his absence, declared a nationwide emergency and clamped a curfew in the city and surrounding areas. The protesters see him as an ally of the Raj…

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