In Sri Lanka, a new wave of protests after the escape of the president, the National Assembly announced

In Sri Lanka, a new wave of protests after the escape of the president, the National Assembly announced

The Prime Minister declared a state of emergency throughout Sri Lanka, and a curfew was imposed in the Western Province (where the capital is located). This happened after the escape of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and a new wave of protests broke out in the country.

It is reported air force.

Today, protesters gathered in front of the office of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, who became acting president after Rajapaksa fled.

Wickramasinghe has said he will step down after forming an all-party interim government, but Sri Lankans want him to leave immediately.

“If by evening we do not hear about the resignation of the president and the prime minister, we may have to gather and seize the parliament or another government building”– said one of the protesters.

To disperse the crowd, the police used tear gas against the activists near the office of the Prime Minister. But the demonstrators continued to resist and vowed to continue the offensive.

Sri Lanka’s PM Ranil Wickremesinghe has declared a nationwide state of emergency and curfew in Western Province, effective immediately.

Everyone ordered indoors.

Reports of tear gas fired in other parts of Colombo. Demonstrators digging in at secretariat building @SBSNews

– Aaron Fernandes (@az_journalist) July 13, 2022

Scenes outside the PM office #SriLanka

— Jamila Husain (@Jamz5251) July 13, 2022

Others news from Colombo – A crowd of protesters stormed the state television office and Sri Lanka’s national television was suspended.

After the escape of the president, a state of emergency was declared in Sri Lanka.  Protesters gathered outside the office of the prime minister, who now serves as the head of state, and are demanding his resignation. bbc.comMaximum size image (opens in a new window)

We will remind that in the morning it became known that the President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa has left the country. He was supposed to officially resign today.

Mass anti-government protests have been ongoing in Sri Lanka for several weeks amid a massive economic crisis.


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