Sri Lankan Crisis: Protesters Demand Arrest of Former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Protests Outside Prime Minister’s Office

Colombo, May 14: Sri Lankan rebels in a temple near the residence of the country’s prime minister to oppose the alleged political arrangement between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Established a new protest site on the tree.

Even after Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday, protests in Sri Lanka continued virtually unabated, and on Thursday Ranil Wickremesinghe was appointed as the new prime minister of an economically devastated island nation. On Monday, a pro-government group clashed with rebel protesters outside the country’s prime minister’s residence, injuring hundreds. The clash caused widespread violence throughout the country, and people burned down the homes of prominent people, including several lawmakers and former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Ranil Wickremesinghe became new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka during the economic crisis..

Protesters are now demanding the arrest of former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa for attacking protesters outside the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday. This has led to intensified, mostly peaceful protests across the island. “We don’t trust Ranil Wickremesinghe because he’s a member of the family and a very good friend of the Rajapaksa family. He never believes he will do justice to people, but he does it. There is an opportunity to prove that (justice) Rajapaksa and all these defendants by arresting people, if he does not take action against Rajapaksa, he will never let him work. ” Protester Wimal Jayasurya outside the Prime Minister’s residence told ANI.

Another protester said, “We don’t like the peace of the country, the good economic stability of our country, the current party politics, everyone wants justice.” Sri Lanka has faced the worst economic crisis since its independence due to food and fuel shortages, rising prices and power cuts affecting many citizens, and has made extensive protests against the government’s response. Is causing. Sri Lanka will stop supplying domestic LPG gas until new stocks arrive in the ongoing economic crisis..

The recession is a reckless economy, including a foreign exchange shortage caused by a decline in tourists during the COVID-19 pandemic and a government ban on fertilizers last year to make Sri Lanka’s agriculture “100% organic.” It is due to the policy. “. Due to a serious shortage of foreign exchange, Sri Lanka has recently defaulted on its entire external debt of approximately US $ 51 billion.

Economic conditions triggered massive protests calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the former eventually succumbing to public pressure and on Monday shortly after protests outside the Prime Minister’s Office intensified. I resigned.

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