Sri Lankans protest against government project ‘Go Gota Go’ outside the President’s office
Meanwhile, massive protests are already taking place in the Galface Green area of the capital, Colombo, as the island nation faces its worst financial crisis since food and energy shortages, rising prices and power cuts since independence.
Protesters accused the Rajapaksa government of corruption and maladministration, demanding the resignation of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa with the slogan “Go Gota Go” and a rally rally in protest of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka is reeling under the financial crisis, which has led to massive protests against the ruling Rajapaksa government.
The Sri Lankan economy has been under pressure since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The crash in the tourism sector came after a government move to ban all chemical fertilizers in an attempt to make agriculture completely organic in the island nation.
The country is facing a foreign exchange deficit, which has affected its ability to import food and fuel, as well as leading the country to default on its foreign debt.
Five MPs (MPs) of the Sri Lanka Opposition Party, Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) will join hundreds of protesters at the galley, if necessary, in the protests that erupted a few days ago in the city of Colombo.
Opposition MP Fernando said the party was ready to forget politics and join the protesters if necessary. “We will support the protesters, especially if the government tries to suppress their rights,” he said. (ANI)