Sri Lanka Crisis: Protesters stricken by economic conditions in Sri Lanka occupied President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence on Saturday, after which President Rajapaksa fled his residence. Defense sources have claimed the escape of President Rajapaksa. At the same time, the protesters have also attacked the house of MP Rajita Senaratne. Let us inform that earlier on May 11, the then Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa fled with the entire family. A furious mob surrounded Rajapaksa’s official residence in Colombo.
On the other hand, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called an emergency meeting of party leaders to discuss the situation and for a speedy solution. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe has appealed to the Speaker to convene the Parliament session. In a letter, 16 MPs of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) have urged President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign immediately.
Protesters vandalized the President’s residence
It is being told that the President’s residence in Colombo was surrounded by protesters in the afternoon. After this, the protesters also vandalized the official residence of Rajapaksa and occupied the residence. Let us tell you that amidst the deteriorating economic crisis in Sri Lanka, a government protest rally is going on today demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
On the other hand, during the rally, there was a violent clash between the Sri Lankan police and the protesters. More than 100 protesters are reported to have been injured in the violent clashes. The injured have been taken to the National Hospital Colombo.
An indefinite curfew was imposed in Sri Lanka on Friday. The army has also been put on high alert. Police Chief Chandana Wickramaratne said that curfew has been imposed in the capital and its surrounding areas from 9 pm on Friday. He said that thousands of anti-government protesters had entered Colombo on Friday to remove the President from power, after which the curfew was decided.
On Friday, police fired tear gas and water cannons against student protesters in Colombo before imposing curfew. It is being told that religious leaders, political parties, teachers, farmers, doctors, fishermen and social workers are involved in the anti-government protests.
MP shot himself
Let us inform that on May 10, Amarakeerthi Athukorala, MP of the ruling party (Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna) died. According to the information, his car was surrounded by people protesting against the government in Nittambuwa. People said that during this time there was firing from the SUV car of the MP. The crowd got furious at this. Then the MPs ran away and hid in a building, which was surrounded by thousands of people. It is being said that after that, fearing the crowd, the MP shot himself with his own revolver.