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Colombo Celebrates As Rajapaksa Quits

By Rediff News Bureau
Last updated on: July 15, 2022 09:21 IST
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After Gotabaya Rajapaksa e-mailed his promised letter of resignation as Sri Lanka's president shortly after arriving in Singapore, Sri Lankans celebrated on the streets of Colombo late on Thursday, July 14, 2022, night.

The protesters also announced their decision to vacate government buildings like the president and prime minister's offices and homes which they had occupied since last Friday, July 8, 2022.


All photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters







IMAGE: Protestors adjusts the furniture inside Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's office as they prepare to vacate the premises.


IMAGE: One final selfie before the protestors leave Wickremesinghe's office.

Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/
Feature Presentation: Rajesh Alva/

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