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Protests rock Sri Lanka over fuel price hikes

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Protests rock Sri Lanka over fuel price hikes

Protesters in Sri Lanka on Tuesday took to the streets in response to a rise in fuel prices and a lack of petrol and diesel.

According to a senior police official, protests have been held in various towns, stopping public transportation, including rail services, and disrupting transit to schools and offices.

The largest fuel price hike was implemented on Monday, with diesel prices increasing by 64% and gasoline prices increasing by 33% per litre.

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For the eleventh day in a row, protesters demonstrated outside the president’s office.

Protesters are calling for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the president’s brother, to resign.

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis has resulted in a scarcity of US dollars, which has hampered imports.

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Last Monday, the country put a hold on all foreign debt repayments until further notice.

In Washington, members of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are meeting with a Sri Lankan delegation led by Finance Minister Ali Sabry.

Protests rock Sri Lanka over fuel price hikes

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