Sri Lanka’s prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned following weeks of widespread protests over the island nation’s worst economic crisis since independence.
Sri Lanka is under nationwide curfew after ruling party supporters attacked crowds protesting at the government’s handling of the economic crisis.
At least 20 people were injured in the violence outside the prime minister and president’s offices in Colombo.
Police fired tear gas and water cannon at government supporters after they breached police lines and attacked people using sticks and poles.
MDWLive captures how international media covered the fast moving stories over past few hours: