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Sri Lanka Crisis Live Updates: UK, Singapore Ask Citizens To Avoid Travel To Sri Lanka

New Delhi: 

The United Kingdom, Singapore and Bahrain have asked its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Sri Lanka as an economic collapse in the country have led to massive protests. The island nation is experiencing a severe economic crisis which has led to shortages of basic necessities including medicines, cooking gas, fuel and food.

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled to the Maldives on Wednesday, is expected to fly to Singapore today.

Protesters in Sri Lanka defied tear gas, water cannon and a state of emergency to storm the Prime Minister’s office on Wednesday after the country’s embattled president fled overseas, with the crowd demanding both men step down in the face of an economic crisis. Meanwhile, a curfew imposed to restore some order was lifted this morning.

Here are the updates on Sri Lanka Crisis:

Sri Lanka awaits president’s resignation after flight
Sri Lankans waited for the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today, a day after he fled to the Maldives to escape a popular uprising against an economic crisis blamed on his government’s mismanagement.

Rajapaksa was expected to next head to Singapore though his final destination was not clear. His decision on Wednesday to make his ally Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe the acting president triggered more protests, with demonstrators storming the premier’s office demanding that he quit too.

UK, Singapore ask citizens to avoid travel to Sri Lanka
The United Kingdom, Singapore and Bahrain have advised their citizens to avoid travel to Sri Lanka, which is reeling under the impact of an economic crisis.

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