Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo is in turmoil after protesters stormed the compound of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Security sources say he left the area earlier for his own safety.
Public anger at the countrys leader has been mounting during the country’s unprecedented economic crisis. People are enduring acute shortages of fuel, food and medicines, with the country unable to pay for imports. Critics blame the hardships on Rajapaksa and his family, who they say are corrupt. Meanwhile the prime minister’s office says he’s willing to resign.
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