Sri Lankan president flees residence – media
Gotabaya Rajapaksa was reportedly escorted to security as protesters tried to storm his compound in Colombo
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has reportedly needed to flee his residence within the capital, Colombo, as protesters encircled the compound, demanding his resignation.
An area supply advised AFP that the top of state was “escorted to security” on Saturday, with troops firing warning photographs to maintain protesters at bay.
Sri Lanka is within the grip of simultaneous gas and meals crises, introduced on by the results of the Covid-19 pandemic, which brought on a downturn in tourism and led to a scarcity of international forex. Consequently, Sri Lanka is unable to pay for imports, and as a result of a default that was declared on its exterior debt in mid-April, the nation can not borrow funds from international buyers.
The most recent disaster has sparked protests throughout the nation, which have been occurring for months, particularly within the capital Colombo. Protesters are demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for mismanagement.
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