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Sri Lanka’s political crisis continues as residents are forced to queue overnight for gas | ITV News

Sri Lanka’s leaders are struggling to settle on a new prime minister as the country’s economic situation worsens and protesters remain inside the presidential palace.

Both President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have agreed to resign.

The president has not been seen in public since Friday and his whereabouts are unclear.

ITV News Correspondent Peter Smith, who is in Colombo, said that desperate Sri Lankan people have taken over government buildings and forced Rajapaksa into hiding.

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