[Source: BBC News]
A curfew is in force across Sri Lanka after mobs burned down homes belonging to the ruling Rajapaksa family amid mounting anger at the economic crisis.
The overnight violence capped a day of unrest that saw PM Mahinda Rajapaksa quit, but this failed to bring calm.
Crowds besieged his residence and he was evacuated in a pre-dawn operation amid tear gas and warning shots.
Protests are continuing despite the curfew. Seven people have died and 200 have been injured since Monday.
The island-wide curfew has been extended to this morning as authorities seek to quell the violence.