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  • Sep 01, 2022

Dispatch: Colombo

MUVINDU BINOYLong Live the Innocent II, 2022, giclee print on archival photo paper, 71 × 114.3 cm. Courtesy the artist and Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo.

On July 15, Gotabaya Rajapaksa officially stepped down from his position as President of Sri Lanka. Five days later, parliament elected Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as his replacement. Mass protests have continued, demanding that Wickremesinghe also resign, as he does not have the people’s mandate, and has been accused of aiding the Rajapaksa family wield their dynastic power against the people.

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