Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has to flee his residence. On Saturday, a large number of protesters gheraoed his residence. In this situation, the Sri Lankan President had to take this decision.

Hundreds of demonstrators barged into the Rashtrapati Bhavan in no time, demanding the resignation of President Rajapaksa. A large number of people were injured in clashes with security forces as protesters entered Rashtrapati Bhavan. Police fired tear gas, water cannons and fired shots into the air to stop and disperse the protesters. The long-standing ‘Gota Go Gama’ and ‘Gota Go Home’ agitations against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka continues.

Police on Saturday lifted a curfew ahead of anti-government protests in Sri Lanka, following mounting pressure from top lawyers’ union, human rights groups and political parties.

This curfew was imposed in seven divisions in the western province of the country including Colombo to prevent anti-government demonstrations. Curfew was imposed in seven police divisions in the western province including Negombo, Kelaniya, Nugegoda, Mount Lavinia, North Colombo, South Colombo and Colombo Central. This curfew was imposed from 9 pm on Friday till further notice. Sri Lanka is currently facing a serious economic crisis. PLC/GT


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