In Sri Lanka, devastated by the economic crisis, there is no stopping protests. News of unrest is coming from different parts of the country almost every day. One person was killed in a clash between police and protesters yesterday. The Gotabaya Rajapaksa government had to order an investigation into the incident to deal with the angry crowd. However, people are protesting daily demanding the resignation of President Gotabha. The administration has been forced to impose curfew in parts of southern Sri Lanka today to handle the situation. However, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son and former Sri Lankan Youth and Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa asked questions on behalf of the protesters.
In an interview given to an all-India electronic channel, Namal said that the anger of the people is justified. The government should have warned the people in advance. Earlier, however, Namle had publicly criticized the Gotabaya government.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s current Foreign Minister GL Peiris said today that the Indian government would send them an additional 500 million in financial aid to buy fuel. The Bangladesh government has also offered to repay the 450 million loan.