Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has reportedly resigned. In response to worldwide media experiences, Mahinda Rajapaksa has submitted his resignation letter to President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. There are indications that ministers might resign together with Mahinda Rajapaksa. Regardless of the curfew, media experiences mentioned that the resignation of the Prime Minister got here amid protests demanding his resignation. However information of his resignation was rejected by a press launch issued by the Prime Minister’s Workplace.
The federal government had imposed a curfew until 6 am on Monday to quell the opposition’s nationwide agitation. Social media was additionally banned. However regardless of all this, individuals took to the streets. A state of emergency was declared on Friday after protests erupted in entrance of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s home on Thursday evening. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will proceed as president.
The federal government has banned social media nationwide to quell standard protests in Sri Lanka. This was reported by the nationwide media quoting worldwide observers. Twelve social media retailers are banned, together with Fb, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram.
The curfew comes after the state of emergency gave full management to the navy. The curfew is from 6pm on Saturday to 6am on Monday. Opposition leaders mentioned the curfew was meant to intimidate protesters and that the individuals had the correct to protest. It’s paving the best way for a motion just like the Arab Spring.
With the curfew in place, individuals are flocking to the streets for requirements. There have been lengthy queues on Saturdays in entrance of outlets for meals and drugs. Tons of of scholars took to the streets to protest the weekend curfew. College students from the Kandy space took to the streets in protest.
Sri Lanka, which is reeling below a monetary disaster, is dealing with extreme shortages of meals, gasoline and different necessities. The vitality disaster can be raging within the nation. The protest in opposition to the weekend curfew was held outdoors the College of Peradeniya. Police additionally utilized to the dismissal of protesters.
Opposition leaders additionally staged a protest within the capital, Colombo. Greater than 100 individuals took half within the protest. However this March, a big contingent of police and troopers blocked the home of opposition chief Sajith Premadasa.
The curfew, which began at 6.30 pm on Saturday, will proceed until 6 am on Monday. The protesters had earlier determined to stage a number of anti-government protests. The curfew was introduced with the intention of stopping this. In the meantime, authorities mentioned 664 individuals have been arrested to date for violating the curfew.