Sri Lanka’s Colombo calm after clashes that killed five

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COLOMBO (Reuters) -Streets were calm on Tuesday in the Sri Lankan commercial capital of Colombo, following a day of clashes that killed five people and injured more than 200, police said, in violence that prompted Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign. As the Indian Ocean nation battles its worst economic crisis in history, thousands of protesters defied curfew to attack government figures, setting ablaze homes, shops and businesses belonging to ruling party lawmakers and provincial politicians. “The situation is calmer now, though there are still reports of sporadic unrest,” said police …

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