Protestors Burn Wickremesinghe Effigy

Tuesday, July 19, 2022, a day before Sri Lankan MPs elected him president — he will serve the 24 months left of Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s term in office — protests rocked Colombo.

The protestors continue to demand that Ranil Wickremesinghe step down from whatever office he holds, and it appears unlikely that the daily demonstrations against the government for bringing Sri Lanka to economic ruin will cease with the veteran politician’s elevation to the one job he has sought throughout his long career.












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