Police use a water canon and tear gas to disperse university students protesting to demand the resignation of Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the country’s crippling economic crisis, near the parliament building in Colombo. Photo: AFP
Police use a water canon and tear gas to disperse university students protesting to demand the resignation of Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the country’s crippling economic crisis, near the parliament building in Colombo. Photo: AFP
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka protesters vow to continue anti-government campaign despite new prime minister

  • Politician Ranil Wickremesinghe was named the new prime minister late on Thursday after a week of violent clashes left 9 people dead and over 300 injured
  • Protesters said Wickremesingh’s appointment will do little to ease the anger against the president, who they say is responsible for Sri Lanka’s economic crisis

Police use a water canon and tear gas to disperse university students protesting to demand the resignation of Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the country’s crippling economic crisis, near the parliament building in Colombo. Photo: AFP
Police use a water canon and tear gas to disperse university students protesting to demand the resignation of Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the country’s crippling economic crisis, near the parliament building in Colombo. Photo: AFP
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