Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees as thousands of protesters storm the president's official residence over the country's economic meltdown. It's with no doubt that the hard economic times have and will continue to eat into most people in the world. The Ukraine crisis couples with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has made life unbearable for humanity and it's full impact has now started to became a reality.
Today in the evening, reports have emerged that the current president of Sri Lanka has been forced to flee from his Statehouse. As reported by the Nation Africa, hon Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is the current president of Sri Lanka was forced to flee his official state residence after protestants stormed it demanding for his resignation due to the current economic crisis being witnessed in Sri Lanka.
In recent days, many countries around the world have been suffering due to high cost of living. In many of those countries, vulnerable tax payers have been blaming their governments without considering that the main reason of the economic condition was Covid-19 followed by Ukraine-Russia war. While that is the case, today things were bad in Sri Lanka as thousands of protesters stormed the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's official residence.
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Sri Lanka President Bows Down To Pressure, Agrees To Resign On 13th July. The president of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa has bowed down to pressure and he will now resign on the 13th of July 2022. This comes after protests escalated with the angry citizens invading the presidential palace and they even burnt down the house of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday during the protests .
Today the protesters in Sri Lanka stormed the presidential statehouse. This forced the president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee out of the country. The protesters in Sri Lanka were full of anger where they also dealed with the private residence. Sri Lanka demonstation have come mainly because of high cost of living, fuel shortages, corruption and tribalism where the country was being run with other members of the Gotabaya's family.
After being chased from his home by a mob of furious protestors, Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajapaksa announced his resignation on Saturday as months of anger spurred on by an unparalleled economic crisis reached a boiling point.Thousands of protesters gathered in the nation's capital, Colombo, to call on the government to accept responsibility for the country's financial mismanagement as well as for the dire food and gasoline shortages.After barging through the presidential palace's gates and through its rooms, a mass of demonstrators jumped into the compound's swimming pool.