Sri Lankan political turmoil continues as crisis talks continue
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP)-A weekend of political unrest in Sri Lanka lasted until Monday, with opposition leaders yet to agree on replacements for quarrelsome President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his prime minister, whose residences remain occupied by protesters angry at the country’s economic collapse.
Crowds of demonstrators stormed Rajapaksa’s home, his beach office and the official residence of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday and demanded that they come down on the most dramatic day of the three-month crisis. Leaders of the two opposition parties held talks on Monday but did not agree on their options for president and prime minister.