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One dead, 84 injured in Sri Lanka protests – Hospital officials say

One dead, 84 injured in Sri Lanka protests – Hospital officials say

World News
One person has died and 84 others injured after protests rocked the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on Wednesday, hospital officials have said. The 26-year-old man died from breathing difficulties after police forces lobbied tear gas at protesters. Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, was appointed acting president after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country. But the decision triggered further protests demanding that he also resign. Hospital officials at the Colombo National Hospital said the injuries came from protesters who were outside the prime minister’s office as well as those who were outside parliament later in the evening. Police had fired tear gas at protesters who attempted to break down the gates of the prime minister’s office in Colombo, befo...
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