Sri Lanka Crisis: The ruling party MP Amarakirthi Athukorla was killed during a demonstration in Sri Lanka. Officials said the protesters fired at the MP Amarkirti after stopping the car in Nittambuva and seriously injuring two people. Later his body was found. Just before this, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned in view of the protests. He himself gave information about this by tweeting. So far two people have died and 139 people have been injured in the protests.

Army personnel have been deployed in the capital Colombo after pro-government groups and protesters attacked outside President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s office. A police spokesman quoted local media as saying that curfew has been imposed across Sri Lanka with immediate effect until further notice.

Sri Lanka is going through the most severe economic crisis ever since its independence from Britain in 1948. The crisis arose mainly because of the shortage of foreign exchange which means that the country is unable to pay for the imports of staple food items and fuels.

Thousands of protesters have been on the streets across Sri Lanka since April 9, as the government has run out of funds for imports. The prices of essential commodities are skyrocketing.

Earlier on Monday, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mahinda Rajapaksa appealed to the public to exercise restraint. He said that there is a need for an economic solution to the economic crisis in the country for which his government is committed.

In a tweet, the President said, “I appeal to the general public to exercise restraint and remember that violence will only lead to violence. In the economic crisis, we need an economic solution which this administration is committed to solve.

Russia Ukraine War: How many soldiers has Russia lost so far in the war? Ukraine made this claim

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.