Lanka PM backs protesters demanding president’s ouster

Sri Lanka’s new PM Ranil Wickremesinghe has extended public support to the protesters, who have been camping at a popular beachfront here for over a month calling for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation for mishandling the country’s worst economic crisis. The PM on Saturday said he had appointed a committee to look after the interests of the ‘Gota Go Home’ village protesters.