COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A day after the Sri Lankan president fled, Mohamed Ishad waited outside an immigration office near the capital, clutching a folder of documents he hopes will renew his passport so that he can also leave.
With the country in the grip of its worst economic crisis, Ishad is jobless, relies on relatives for financial assistance and sells vegetables to feed his wife and three children. He wants to go to Japan and find work there so he can send money home.
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