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Crowds jeer Sri Lankan PM on rare outing

COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was booed and heckled yesterday on his first public outing since protests erupted across the country demanding his ruling family resign over the worsening economic crisis.

Months of blackouts and acute shortages of food, fuel and medicines have caused widespread suffering across the South Asian island, which is enduring its worst-ever economic downturn.

Yesterday saw the premier, brother of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, visited one of the holiest temples in Anuradhapura.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin