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Sri Lanka cricket stars come out in support of anti-government protests: ‘This is state-backed violence’

By Alisha Rahaman Sarkar
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Several Sri Lankan cricketing legends have come together to criticise the Mahinda Rajapaksa government as the toll of political violence rose to eight amid a crippling economic crisis that has plagued the country for months.

Thousands of Sri Lankans have taken to the streets demanding the resignations of president Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa, who stepped down as prime minister this week, over a debt crisis that has led to a shortage of fuel, food and other essentials.

Sri Lanka is on the verge of bankruptcy after suspending payment of $7bn of foreign loans it was due to pay this year out of a $25bn due by 2026. Sri Lanka’s total foreign debt stands at $51bn.

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EXPLAINER: What caused Sri Lanka's economic collapse?
The South Asian nation of Sri Lanka is experiencing an unprecedented economic collapse that has pushed the government into a…
Sri Lanka deploys troops in capital after violence and protests
Sri Lankan authorities have deployed armoured vehicles and troops in the streets of the capital Colombo, two days after pro-government…
What caused Sri Lanka's economic collapse?
The island is struggling to import basic necessities for its 22 million people because of diminishing foreign reserves and crippling…
The rise and fall of a political dynasty that brought Sri Lanka to its knees
At the height of their power, four brothers from Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa dynasty held the presidency and the prime minister’s…
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Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Wickremesinghe took his oath before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at a ceremony in the president’s office on Thursday
Explained: How Sri Lanka fell into its worst economic crisis & what's next
NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka's unprecedented economic crisis has only deepened further in the past few months, stemming from mismanaged government…
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