Violence in Sri Lanka after Mahinda Rajapaksa’s resignation, 5 killed, MP shoots himself

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Colombo: Due to the very bad economic situation in Sri Lanka, a situation of civil war has arisen. On Monday, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned under pressure from the opposition. After which violent incidents are happening everywhere. Bloody clashes are taking place on the streets between the supporters and opponents of the Rajapaksa family. So far 5 people, including the MP, have died in the violence of pro-anti-government.

The police have supported President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his family. After that, the situation got worse. The army had to be called. Common people started attacking the ruling party’s MPs and ministers besides other leaders. An MP allegedly committed suicide to escape the crowd, while the houses of two ministers were torched.

MP Amarkirthi Athukorala commits suicide to avoid the crowd
Ruling party MP Amarkirthi Athukorala on Monday first fired at anti-government protesters and then shot himself. The accident happened on the outskirts of Colombo.

According to news agency AFP, police said that Amarkirti opened fire on two people who were trying to stop his car in Nittambua. One person died in the shooting. After this, to avoid the anger of the people, the MP tried to hide in a nearby building. But angry people surrounded the entire building. Seeing being surrounded by people, the MP shot himself, due to which he died.

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138 people injured so far
The clashes started when pro-government protesters started toppling the tents of the people protesting in Galle Face. Counter-violence started after the government supporters attacked the protesters. 138 people were injured during this clash in Colombo. He has been admitted to Colombo National Hospital. It is believed that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa can deploy the army in major cities.

Bangladesh gave one more year to repay the loan
Sri Lanka is going through the worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948. In view of this, Bangladesh has extended the repayment period of $ 200 million given through currency swap by one year. Sri Lanka had to repay the loan in 3 months, but then Sri Lanka got stuck in a serious financial crisis. After this Bangladesh has extended the loan repayment period.

Helpline numbers for Indians stranded in Sri Lanka
Helpline number +94-773727832 and email ID [email protected] have been issued for stranded Indians in Sri Lanka.