Colombo: Sri Lanka is facing an unprecedented economic crisis. Opposition parties and the public continue to struggle, claiming that the Rajapaksa family’s wrong decisions are to blame.
Street protests have been going on for a month demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
As the struggle intensified, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency in Sri Lanka. The security forces cracked down on the protesters. However, the people’s struggle is intensifying here and there.
A large crowd gathered in front of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s house in Colombo this afternoon. Slogans were raised calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Hundreds of supporters of the Prime Minister also rallied there, demanding that the Prime Minister not resign.
Then, there was an argument between Mahinda’s supporters and protesters. At the end of the debate, Mahinda supporters attacked the protesters.
Tensions were high as opposition leader Sajid Premadasa also tried to attack him. The police dispersed the water on the supporters of Mahinda.
A curfew was imposed in Colombo following the incident to prevent any untoward incident. A curfew was then imposed throughout Sri Lanka. The army is concentrated in Colombo.
Meanwhile, the ruling party MP in the riot. Amarakeerthi Athukorala is deceased. 3 more were injured.
It is reported that Amarakeerthi fired at the protesters who forgot his car and beat the enraged protesters.
Following the riots, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned. Following this, violence began to spread in various parts of the country. Tensions continue as Moratuwa fires at mayor’s home.