Police fire on anti-government protesters in Sri Lanka; A death
Colombo: Sri Lankan police have opened fire on anti-government protesters as the financial crisis deepens in Sri Lanka. At the police firing at the stage, one was killed and many people were injured in the shooting of the protest.
People took to the streets because of severe fuel shortages. The protesters demanded the resignation of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. People are also struggling to make ends meet, including food, medicine and fuel.
Tens of thousands of protesters burned tires and blocked the main road to the capital. People block the highway in Rambukkana, central Sri Lanka, 95 km from the capital Colombo, in protest of severe oil shortages and high prices. A police spokesman said curfew had been imposed in the Rambukkana police division.
The policies of the protest had to become firing at the protesters because the crowds were violent and stoned. Protests are taking place from the central Sri Lankan city of Kandy to the capital Colombo.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is moving ahead with a move to amend the constitution as the financial crisis continues. Mahinda Rajapaksa has proposed that the Constitution be amended to include the positive parts of the executive, the legislature and the judiciary to meet the needs of the people.
Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that he is focusing on the demands of the people for a government that is accountable to the people.
“I hope the amended constitution will meet the needs of the people,” Rajapaksa said.
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