13 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka: Protesters storm PM’s office, as president flees country

Chief Correspondent

A nationwide curfew has been imposed in Sri Lanka after days of demonstrations resulted in the president fleeing the country on a military jet.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa had resisted calls for his resignation for months, as Sri Lanka has sunk deeper and deeper into a financial crisis

He announced he would resign after hundreds of thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of the capital Colombo and then stormed the prime minister’s office, as well as the studios of the country’s state broadcaster.