Colombo, Dissatisfaction with the economic crisis in Sri Lanka is now likely to lead to a civil war. On Monday, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned under opposition pressure. His resignation sparked violent protests in the capital, Colombo. Even his opponents became angry after that.
Their vehicles were targeted at various places when Rajapaksa supporters tried to leave Colombo. Protesters, on the other hand, set fire to Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ancestral home in Hambantota.
In the capital, Colombo, former minister Johnson Fernando was thrown into a lake with his car. On Monday, thousands of protesters stormed the main gate of the Prime Minister’s official residence, the Temple Tree, and set fire to a truck parked there. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police station. Police released teargas cells and fired in the air to control the agitating crowd.
Amid the economic crisis, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday. Zuki has finally decided to resign in the face of opposition demands for an interim government.
Opposition parties have been pushing for the government to resign, while Mahinda Rajapaksa has been forced to resign from his party.
His own brother and President Gotbaya Rajapaksa also wanted Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign. Dayasiri Jayasekha, a disgruntled leader of the ruling Sri Lankan government, said it was possible for Mahinda Rajapaksa to abandon his decision on his brother and President Gotabaya or resign himself. He has finally resigned, but his resignation will not help resolve the economic crisis.