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Troops evacuate out going Sri Lankan Prime Minister

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Heavily armed troops have evacuated outgoing Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa from his official residence.
Rajapaksa’s evacuation to an undisclosed location followed a day of violent protests in which at least five people, including a member of parliament, were killed and nearly 200 wounded.
Protesters who forced their way into the prime minister’s official residence in Colombo attempted to storm the main two-storey building where the outgoing Prime Minister was holed up with his immediate family.
The embattled leader was forced to resign on Monday after weeks of protests over the worst economic crisis the nation is facing since its independence in 1948.

Written by: Helen Obih

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