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Travel concerns grow over protests, economic crisis

Cricket Australia says it remains committed to touring Sri Lanka next month despite deadly clashes amid a crippling economic crisis.

Weeks of overwhelmingly peaceful demonstrations against Sri Lanka’s crippling economic crisis boiled over on Monday, with at least nine people killed and furious mobs torching the homes of government lawmakers.

Security forces have been instructed to shoot on sight anyone engaged in arson or committing further violence after struggling to curb unrest over the past two days.

A nationwide curfew has been put in place and there is an overwhelming military presence with vehicles patrolling streets and checkpoints set-up.

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Australia is just three weeks out from its scheduled arrival in capital Colombo. It is scheduled to play against Sri Lanka in…

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