Protests intensify against Sri Lanka President demanding resignation

April 4, 2022 at 9:02 PM

Protests have intensified against Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his Government with several protests being held in various parts of the country today.

The public has engaged in peaceful public protests in several areas demanding the President resign over the current economic crisis.

A move by the President to appoint a four-member temporary government has failed, as the public has continued to stage protests today as well to show their displeasure over the conduct of the President and his Government.

Meanwhile, the houses of several leading ministers and state ministers were also surrounded by the public during the protests that are being carried out in various parts of Sri Lanka.

The public has surrounded the houses of government ministers and has staged protests, calling for their resignations along with the President amidst the current economic crisis.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s private residence in Tangalle, the houses of ministers Keheliya Rambukwella, Gamini, Lokuge Ramesh Pathirana, Kanchana Wijesekera, Roshan Ranasinghe Nimal Lanza, and Janaka Bandara Tennakoon had been surrounded by the protesting public.

The protesters are also reported to have surrounded the office of Minister Douglas Devananda in Jaffna, while he was inside the premises. (NewsWire)