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Sri Lanka: Curfew could not suppress protests

Curfew could not suppress protests

A curfew was imposed in Sri Lanka on Monday but no action was taken. Anti-government protesters continue to break curfew

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The number of agitated protesters is increasing. The Defense Ministry on Tuesday ordered the firing on protesters who were “destroying people’s property” as the protests intensified.

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from the post of Prime Minister last Monday in the face of strong protests. But the anti-government protests did not subside. Instead, protesters stormed the residence of the recently resigned Mahinda. At least 10 petrol bombs were hurled at his residence, a top security official said.

Thousands of anti-government protesters marched on the Prime Minister’s official residence on Monday night. In the end, the military had to go to the ground to rescue Mahinda. An army team rescued him in an early morning operation.

Meanwhile, protesters are demanding the resignation of Mahinda’s younger brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Chamal Palwatage, one of the protesters, claimed that the number of anti-government protesters at the protest site was increasing.

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