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Protesters Retreat as Sri Lankan President Sends Resignation

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Sri Lanka Protesters Demonstrate Outside PM's Office
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Colombo, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Protesters retreated from government buildings Thursday in Sri Lanka, restoring a tenuous calm to the economically crippled country, and the embattled president at last emailed the resignation that demonstrators have sought for months.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled a day earlier under pressure from protesters enraged by the island nation’s economic collapse. He emailed his resignation a day later than promised, according to an official.