This comes amid heightened protests in the country over a continuing economic crisis.
New Delhi: According to sources, Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksha has escaped from his home after protestors surrounded his residence on Saturday. This comes amid heightened protests in the country over a continuing economic crisis.
Media sources also said that the protestors have stormed into the house of Rajapasksa. On Saturday, when protestors gathered to demand Rajapaksa’s resignation, the police resorted to firing tear gas shells, leading to the protest turning violent.
The incident came on a day Sri Lanka lifted a curfew on Saturday which was already being defied by thousands of people ahead of a mass rally to demand Rajapaksa’s resignation.
As on now, huge crowds have already poured into the capital city of Colombo. The police had withdrawn the stay-home order which was issued on Friday evening after opposition parties, activists and the bar association threatened to file a case against the police chief.
Thousands of anti-government protesters ignored the curfew and even forced railway authorities to operate trains to take them to Colombo for Saturday’s rally, officials said.