Security forces are out in force across Sri Lanka with orders to shoot looters on sight amid continuing protests at the government’s handling of a devastating economic crisis.
Despite a nationwide curfew, there was a second night of arson attacks.
Shops near Colombo were torched, as well as a resort owned by the son of ex-Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The ex-PM is holed up in a naval base after resigning when public fury erupted over fuel and food shortages.
At least nine people have been killed and about 200 injured in unrest since Monday.
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