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Sri Lanka unity cabinet offer fails to quell anti-Rajapaksa revolt

Opposition snubs invitation as thousands in economic pain take to streets

Protesters demand the resignation of Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his relatives in Colombo on April 4.   © Reuters

COLOMBO -- Overnight resignations of Sri Lankan cabinet members and an invitation to form a unity government have failed to quell public anger over the country's economic crisis, with thousands taking to the streets on Monday to demand the resignations of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his elder brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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