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Sri Lanka's economic crisis looks to have finally toppled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Rajapaksa has not commented directly but he plans to step down on July 13, the country's parliamentary speaker said on Saturday, bowing to intense pressure after a violent day of protests in which demonstrators stormed the president's official residence and set fire to the prime minister's home in Colombo.

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