Colombo: Protestors torched the ancestral home of Rajapaksashours after Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned as Sri Lanka’s prime minister
Clashes broke out in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo after supporters of the ruling party stormed an anti-government protest camp. However, they were beaten back by police using tear gas and water cannon,
Ruling party parliamentarian Amarakeerthi Athukorala died after a standoff with anti-government protesters in the town of Nittambuwa near Colombo.
At least three others were wounded and the area remained tense with dozens of protesters still at the location, the source said.