Ground Report from Sri Lanka: A Nation in Crisis

More updates on the demonstrations in Sri Lanka. Protest organizers and union leaders are warning of a “terrible, massive strike” and more demonstrations if the president and prime minister do not step down by Wednesday. Protesters have reportedly burned down the homes of more than three dozen politicians—including the prime minister’s residence—and the government is ordering troops to “shoot on sight.” NTD spoke to the Senior Assistant Editor at the Himal Southasian news outlet. He’s in Sri Lanka now, reporting on the situation as it develops—amid the rolling power cuts, and fuel and food shortages stoking this conflict.

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