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Sri Lanka lifts curfew after violent protests over economic crisis

Police used tear gas and water cannons near president's private residence

Food inflation that reached 30.2% in March is only one misery that has chased Sri Lankans into the streets.   © Reuters

COLOMBO (Reuters) -- Police in Sri Lanka's capital lifted a curfew on Friday after protests in which dozens of people were arrested and several policemen were hurt near the home of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over his handling of an economic crisis.

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