The Sri Lankan economic crisis is escalating by the minute with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa refusing to step down. He appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe the acting President after he fled to Male, Maldives, with his wife and two staffers on Wednesday, infuriating protesters further. Protesters have so far taken over the Presidential palace, PM’s office, PM’s house, and the state broadcaster. Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa called the government’s actions thus far “total anarchy”. Stay with India Today to get the LIVE updates on the developments in Sri Lanka.