Mahinda Rajapaksa house burnt in Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Violence: Sri Lanka burning all night, civil war like situation, PM Mahinda Rajapaksa’s house burnt, MP killed all updates

Mahinda Rajapaksa house burnt in Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Violence: Sri Lanka burning all night, civil war like situation, PM Mahinda Rajapaksa’s house burnt, MP killed all updates
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Mahinda Rajapaksa house burnt in Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Violence: Sri Lanka burning all night, civil war like situation, PM Mahinda Rajapaksa’s house burnt, MP killed all updates

Colombo: In Sri Lanka, the situation has become uncontrollable due to skyrocketing inflation and violent protests by the public. Even after the resignation of the controversial Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday, the anger of the protesters did not calm down and they set the Rajapaksa’s ancestral house on fire. Not only this, 5 people have died in heavy violence, including one MP from Rajapaksa’s party. In view of the very bad situation in Sri Lanka, now the fear of civil war is increasing. The protesters are demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The Sri Lankan government has now extended the curfew till Wednesday to bring the situation under control. More than 150 people have been badly injured in heavy violence in Sri Lanka. Not only this, shots were fired at the protesters from inside the official Prime Minister’s Office of Sri Lanka. Thousands of protesters were trying to enter the Prime Minister’s Office, raging against Mahinda Rajapaksa. They set the truck parked there on fire. Protesters have been attacking the homes and properties of Rajapaksa’s supporters across the country despite curfew being imposed.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa submitted his resignation
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from his post on Monday amid violent clashes and unrest in Colombo. He submitted his resignation to the President and his younger brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Mahinda Rajapaksa has submitted his resignation after violent clashes between Rajapaksa supporters and anti-government protesters. So far 5 people have died in the violence and more than 150 people have been injured. The violence began when pro-government protesters attacked anti-government protesters who had occupied the entrance of the presidential office and the prime minister’s residence for nearly a month, demanding their resignation from the government.

Rajapaksa’s supporters met Mahinda Rajapaksa in the morning and urged him not to step down. He later attacked the anti-government protesters who were earlier in front of the PM’s house. They also burnt down the huts built nearby. Later, they marched to the main anti-government protest site near Rashtrapati Bhavan and attacked the protesters there too. Main opposition leader Sajith Premadasa, who visited the spot, was also attacked by Rajapakse supporters. However, when the attackers were going back in buses, people attacked them at different places. As the violence continued, curfew was imposed across the country.
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People protesting on the streets for months
Soon after, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie J. In a tweet, Chung condemned the violence in Colombo. “We condemn the violence against peaceful protesters today and call on the government to conduct a thorough investigation, including the arrest and prosecution of anyone who instigates violence,” the ambassador said. Our sympathies are with those injured and we urge peace and restraint throughout the island. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and PM Mahinda Rajapaksa also later tweeted condemning the violence. Condemning the attack, doctors of all government hospitals will keep their distance from work on Tuesday.

With the country facing acute shortage of essentials including food, medicine, fuel and cooking gas, people have been protesting on the streets for months. On Friday, trade unions, both private and government, launched a massive strike, demanding the resignation of both the President and Prime Minister Rajapaksa. The trade unions had given an ultimatum to the government to resign before Wednesday. Meanwhile the main opposition has filed two no-confidence motions for the removal of the President and the PM.
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Rajapaksa’s ruling party MP found dead
Amid anti-government protests, a ruling party MP was found dead on Monday after being shot. Media reports said that the MP’s vehicle was surrounded by protesters, after which he fled from the spot. There have also been allegations that MP Amarkirti Atukorla also opened fire on people blocking the way of his vehicle. However, he himself was later found dead in a nearby building. Unconfirmed reports claimed that MP Amarakirthi was found dead in a building in Nitambuwa town, about 40 km from Colombo. It is even being claimed that he took his own life.

A CCTV footage is going viral on social media, in which the MP was running on the pavement with his bodyguard carrying a pistol. One of the two protesters injured in the shooting allegedly by the MP is in a critical condition. Violence erupted across the country on Monday afternoon as anti-social elements supporting resigned Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa attacked peaceful protesters who had occupied two places. They were protesting at the entrance of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s office and Mahinda’s residence in Colombo.

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