Sri Lanka's Wickremesinghe sworn in as president

STORY: Wickremesinghe is unpopular among some protesters who stormed his official residence this month when he was prime minister and burnt down his private house.

Street protests over Sri Lanka's economic meltdown simmered for months before boiling over last weekend when hundreds of thousands of people took over government buildings in Colombo, blaming the Rajapaksa family and allies for runaway inflation, shortages of basic goods, and corruption.

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