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Protest outside SL’s naval base where ex-PM Rajapaksa, family take shelter

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Published: 16:48, 10 May 2022   Update: 17:39, 10 May 2022
Protest outside SL’s naval base where ex-PM Rajapaksa, family take shelter

Protesters burnt the vehicles parked outside the official house of former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo on Monday. Photo: Collected

The situation in Sri Lanka is getting violent as protestors engage in clashes with law enforcers since Monday, reports Daily Mirror.

The newspaper reported that a protest has broken out outside the Trincomalee Naval Base as former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and some of his family members have taken shelter there after the violent clashes that began on Monday.

Protestors have been demanding the former prime minister and his family be held accountable for the crisis.

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned as premier on Monday.

The south Asian island country has been facing a severe financial crisis for the last few months as it cannot pay import bills because of dwindling foreign exchange reserves. Residents are in black-out situations most of the time every day.

A couple of days ago Bangladesh extended the loan repayment time by one year for the $200 million it gave to Sri Lanka in 2021 under a currency swap deal.

 

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