Protesters Use President's Pool After Storming Residence in Colombo

Protesters in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo made use of a pool at the city’s presidential residence after the compound was stormed on Saturday, July 9.

Protesters entered the presidential residence following months of demonstrations and calls for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign amid a growing economic crisis in the country.

Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, the speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament, said in a televised statement on Saturday that the president would resign on July 13. Credit: Polgampalage Manuththara Hasini via Storyful

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