Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has imposed emergency amid continuous protests in the country. In Sri Lanka, which is facing an economic crisis, people are continuously protesting against the government by taking to the streets. Meanwhile, the President of Sri Lanka has blamed the radical organizations there for the protests. There was no diesel in Sri Lanka on Thursday evening, due to which transportation came to a standstill, the educational board ran out of paper and ink, after which the exams were postponed indefinitely.
The situation has become such that power is being cut for 13-13 hours a day. Sri Lanka is going through the worst crisis in its history. There has been such a financial crisis in the country that the tea that you drink for Rs 5 or 10, there you are getting a cup of tea for Rs 100-150. Petrol-Diesel has run out in the whole country. The essential medicines in the hospitals have run out. This has been going on for many days and now the dam of the patience of the people has been broken.
Sri Lanka's main source of income was earning foreign exchange through tourism, so it completely collapsed due to the lockdown. While the repeated lockdowns devastated tourism, local business activities were also badly affected. Foreign exchange reserves began to deplete rapidly. Due to this now a big crisis has arisen here.
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside President's residence demanding the resignation of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, after which 45 people were arrested and a curfew was briefly imposed in most areas of Colombo city. Protesters on Thursday raised slogans against the Rajapaksa government and demanded his resignation. According to the police, several people, including five policemen, were injured and vehicles were torched during the protest.