The situation in Sri Lanka, which is facing a serious economic crisis, is getting worse. Reports are coming that protesters have surrounded the residence of the country’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. It is being said that Rajapaksa has fled away from his home. A few months ago, when former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned in the midst of a huge uproar, he had to run away from home with his family to avoid arson and violent protesters.
The news agency AFP has given this information quoting local media and defense sources. According to the news of the Sri Lankan newspaper Daily Mirror, the protesters have entered the Rashtrapati Bhavan and occupied it. Video footage from local TV channel Newsfirst showed protesters holding Sri Lankan flags and helmets entering the Rashtrapati Bhavan. In a video shared on Twitter, hundreds of protesters are seen shouting slogans inside Sri Lanka’s Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Meanwhile, legendary Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara believes that the protests are taking place for the good of the future, an idea that his former teammate Mahela Jayawardene concurs with.
Kumar Sangakkara took to his official Twitter account on July 9 to post a video of the Sri Lankan protests to express support for it. While sharing the video, Sangakkara captioned the post, “This is for our future.”
The former wicketkeeper-batsman’s tweet has garnered more than 12,000 likes and has been retweeted by about 3000 Twitter users.
Sanath Jayasuriya, Sangakkara’s teammate and former captain, also joined the protests calling for Rajapaksa’s resignation. “I always stand with the People of Sri Lanka. And will celebrate victory soon. This should be continue without any violation,” he tweeted.
Let us tell you that the situation in Sri Lanka has become so bad that people are not able to get the things of their daily use. Due to the exhaustion of foreign exchange in the country, essential things are not being imported. There is a huge shortage of petrol and diesel in the country, for this people have to make long queues. The situation is such that people have to fight for petrol and everyday work.