Sri Lanka is presently dealing with a international trade scarcity which has led to a meals, gas, energy, and fuel scarcity and has sought the help of pleasant international locations for financial help.The nation is witnessing lengthy hours of every day energy cuts. Its foreign money has additionally been devalued by nearly SLR 90 towards the US greenback since March 8.
The streets of Colombo wore a abandoned look, resembling a “no man’s land” on Sunday as a curfew was imposed on town on prime of a 36-hour nationwide curfew already in drive following protests exterior the residence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The automobiles within the metropolis had been all parked within the parking zone and the roads stay abandoned, with police forces and armed forces personnel stationed all over the place within the metropolis and checking the autos.Protests had been nonetheless held within the metropolis and all through the nation, with folks breaking the curfew.
Protests staged by the general public had been reported from small streets, condo complexes, and a number of areas across the nation, the Colombo Gazette reported.
The Opposition Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) additionally staged a protest in Colombo as we speak towards the Authorities with slogans of “Go Gotabaya Go”, referring to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Sri Lanka on Sunday arrested over 600 protestors violating the curfew in Western Province imposed from 6 pm from Saturday to six am on Monday.
The police stated that 664 people had been arrested within the Western Province between 10.00 pm final night time and 6.00 am as we speak, reported Colombo Gazette.
Throughout the protests, an allegedly intoxicated 53-year-old male dedicated suicide in entrance of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s home in Mirihana, native police knowledgeable.
Forward of a deliberate ‘Arab Spring” type protest for Sunday, the island nation had imposed a nationwide curfew beginning at 6 pm within the night on Saturday until morning 6 am on Monday (April 4) following unrest within the nation with protests exterior the residence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa amid the continued financial disaster within the Island nation.
To counter the protests, the Sri Lankan authorities additionally imposed a nationwide social media blackout after midnight on Sunday, April 3, based on an web observatory.Some two dozen social media platforms had been affected together with Fb, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram.