Sri Lankans to protest against Wickremesinghe’s bid for president

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By Alasdair Pal and Uditha Jayasinghe COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan students and other groups planned to protest on Tuesday against Ranil Wickremesinghe’s expected bid for president, as lawmakers gathered in parliament to finalise candidates for the role. Six-time prime minister Wickremesinghe took over as acting president after a popular uprising amid a devastating economic crisis forced previous incumbent Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee to Singapore and resign. Demonstrators, angered by rocketing prices and shortages of food and fuel, want Wickremesinghe gone too. The other candidates in the fra…

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