TE24 International Desk:
SRI LANKA- Thousands of protesters in the commercial capital of Sri Lanka collapsed barricades in Colombo, police barricades, and participated in one of the country’s largest rebel processions in crisis this Saturday. President Baira attacked the official residence of Zapax. To the news agency Reuters.
According to Agence France-Presse, this happened after the president fled his hometown. As seen in the video footage of the local news channel NewsFirst, some protesters carrying Sri Lankan flags and helmets stormed the president’s residence.
The 22 million islands are suffering from a severe foreign exchange deficit that limits significant imports of fuel, food and medicine and plunged into the worst financial crisis in 70 years.
Witnesses told the Reuters news agency that thousands of people had poured into the government district of Colombo, chanting anti-presidential slogans and breaking down several police barricades to reach Rajapaksa’s home. .. Police fired into the air, but eyewitnesses added that the mob could not stop the siege of the president’s residence.
Protesters from different parts of the country have fled by bus, train and truck, to Colombo, and the government can protect them from economic ruin despite the suspension of transport services due to the acute energy crisis.
I protested that it wasn’t. Dissatisfaction has worsened in recent weeks as financially disadvantaged countries have cut off fuel supplies, closed schools and distributed petrol and diesel for basic services.
Sampas Perela, a 37-year-old fisherman, took part in a protest on a crowded bus from the coastal town of Negombo, 45 kilometers (30 miles) north of Colombo. “We’ve told the whole thing to go home, but he’s still in power. We won’t stop until he listens to us,” Pellera said. He is one of millions of people in chronic energy shortages and inflationary pressures, reaching 54.6% in June.
Political instability could weaken negotiations with Sri Lanka and the $ 3 billion bailout of the International Monetary Fund, the restructuring of external debt and funding from multilateral and bilateral sources to alleviate the dollar drought there.
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