Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis: Opposition to Resign President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Enters Day 50.Organizer to enhance agitation

Colombo, May 28: When an ongoing anti-government protest calling for the resignation of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa against the worst economic crisis entered day 50, Saturday organizers marked the day with a more violent march with wider participation. Said that it would be done.

Sri Lanka is on the verge of bankruptcy and there is a serious shortage of essentials from food, fuel, medicine and cooking gas to toilet paper and matchsticks. For months, people have been forced to stay in long lines to buy limited stock.

The economic crisis in Sri Lanka has caused political instability in protests that have occupied the entrance to Cheong Wa Dae and demanded resignation for the past 49 days. The crisis has already forced the president’s brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, to resign on May 9. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa also had a strong call for resignation, but he refused to resign. Sri Lankan economy may take some time to revive, vicious circle of “Chinese loans” keeps it firm

Saturday is the 50th day of the “Go Rajapaksa” protest, which also saw the death of a member of parliament. Sri Lankan police occasionally used force to curb anxiety. “Continuous protests demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa reached today’s 50th day, which will be marked by a protest march with wider participation,” the organizer said. rice field.

Action began on April 9, when protesters stepped into the Galle Face Promenade in central Colombo, blocking the entrance to the Rajapaksa Presidential Palace and camping. They expanded their activities on the site by naming it GGG’Gota Go Gama (village). Reference Library, theater, political podium with cultural and religious events. The number of participants increased almost every day, and volunteers delivered food and drinks to the venue. The chorus of Rajapaksa’s resignation gained momentum as people were hit by the ongoing deteriorating economic conditions-long lines of fuel pumps and cooking gas stores, shortages of essentials, sluggish business, long hours. Power outage. India provides Sri Lanka with over 2 billion humanitarian aid outsourcing amid rising economic crisis..

Participants were afraid to crack down on several protests. However, with the support of the legal community, authorities are refraining from physically attacking the site for fear of facing alleged infringement.

However, on May 9, a group of government supporters attacked the site and injured protesters. The repulsion continued and the country was forced into a curfew for the entire island. Subsequent violence killed at least 10 people.

The property of about 78 ruling party politicians was set on fire or set on fire.

That same night, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned and opposition politician Ranil Wickremesinghe replaced him. Mahinda Rajapaksa, his son Namal, and some seniors are still being questioned about violence. At least two ruling party members have been remanded for their responsibility to attack peaceful protesters.

Meanwhile, police said they had obtained a court order banning protesters from entering certain major roads in the central Colombo fort area.

Protesters will meet at the scene from 2:00 pm local time with a black flag in March to emphasize the need for Rajapaksa’s resignation. “Our struggle ends only when the Rajapaksa family leaves politics and is taken to the People’s Court for all the mistakes they make,” said Chamira, a protester who had been on the scene for 50 days.・ Jiwansa said.

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