9 Jul 2022

Revolution in Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa flees as protestors storm his palace

Chief Correspondent

Extraordinary scenes in Sri Lanka as crowds storm the presidential palace in Colombo and force the President to flee. It’s the culmination of months of protests over the dire economic situation.

Sri Lanka is in a state of collapse, running short of food and fuel and defaulting on its international loans. The whereabouts of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa remains unknown tonight. Our Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson reports.