As Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament, awaits Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation as president, he has appointed Ranil Wickremesinghe, the current prime minister, as interim president.
Abeywardena’s decision has not gone down with protesters who defied tear gas and water cannons to storm the prime minister’s office.
Scenes from another turbulent day in Colombo:
Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Rajesh Alva/Rediff.com
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