Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Family Escape to Naval Base Surrounded by Protesters: Sources

Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Family Escape to Naval Base Surrounded by Protesters: Sources

Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family have evacuated to a naval base in Trincomalee in the northeastern part of the island nation, sources say fatal protests continue during the country’s worst economic crisis. So I told Bibarud.

The former Prime Minister and his family were taken to a naval base by helicopter, people who were directly aware of the issue told Bibarud. They said protests also took place outside the naval base, about 270 kilometers from the capital Colombo.

Sri Lanka has deployed thousands of troops and police today to enforce the curfew after five people were killed in the worst violence in weeks of protests against an unprecedented economic crisis. Nearly 200 people were injured when Rajapaksa resigned yesterday, but nonetheless did not alleviate the anger of the people.

He was rescued by the military in a pre-dawn operation after thousands of rebel protesters poured into his official residence in Colombo all night, police fired tear gas and fired warnings to control the crowd. Had to be done.

“At least 10 Molotov cocktails were dropped on the premises,” news agency AFP quoted the best guards as reporting.