Colombo: Sri Lanka is currently experiencing a severe economic crisis. As a result, there is a shortage of essential commodities and their prices are rising. In addition, there are power outages for up to 13 hours daily.
This has had a huge impact on the normal life of the people. Public transport services in Sri Lanka have been severely affected.
In this situation, 5,000 people gathered in front of the Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Palace in Colombo the day before yesterday . They chanted slogans demanding his resignation.
In this context, the President declared a state of emergency in Sri Lanka amid a severe economic crisis . The order said the decision was taken to maintain the country’s security and essential services.
Apart from this a 6 hour curfew has been issued in the Upper Province of Sri Lanka. The curfew will be in effect from midnight on April 2 until 6 p.m. Earlier, protests erupted outside the residence of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Meanwhile, protesters clashed with police outside the presidential palace. About 50 people were injured in the violent protest.
In Sri Lanka, the people involved in the struggle will be suppressed with an iron fist. This is the second time in the last three years that a state of emergency has been declared in Sri Lanka.
With almost 80% of Sri Lanka’s economy dependent on other countries, economists say the Sri Lankan economy is heading for the abyss between Russia and Ukraine.