Sri Lanka’s most powerful political family faces escalating protests over the economic crisis and corruption allegations.
Protesters have been chanting “go home” for months, telling Sri Lanka’s most powerful political family that it’s time to leave.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother, former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, have been accused of corruption and mismanagement of the economy.
Mahinda’s resignation on Monday failed to quell public anger.
Shortages of fuel, food and medicine have brought thousands to the streets, and the protests were mostly peaceful until this week.
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Hasha De Silva – Member of Congress
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