Sri Lanka: Violence escalated in Sri Lanka due to resignation of PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, a ruling party MP commits suicide!
Sri Lankan ruling party MP Amarakirthi Atukorla ( Sri Lankan MP Death ) were found dead outside the capital Colombo on Monday after clashes with anti-government protesters. The news agency AFPA quoted the police as saying. Sri Lanka Protests are taking place in many areas regarding the economic crisis. The personal security officer of the MP also died. Peramuna of Poduja, Sri Lanka (SLPP) Amarkirthi Atukorla, an MP from Polonnaruwa district of K, is reported to have committed suicide after being surrounded by an anti-government group in the western town of Nittambua.
People say that as soon as he got down from the car, the mob attacked the MP, after which he took shelter in a building. After which it is said that the MP committed suicide by shooting himself with his revolver. Police said the building was surrounded by thousands of people and the MP and his PSO were later found dead. The protesters set fire to the house of another MP, Sanath Nishant. At this time the economic crisis in the neighboring country of India has deepened.
PM Mahinda Rajapakse resigns
Earlier in the day it was reported that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned. At least 130 people were injured in the attack. In view of the situation, the authorities have imposed nationwide curfew. Mahinda Rajapakse sent his resignation to Gotabaya Rajapaksa. “I have submitted my resignation to the President with immediate effect,” Mahinda tweeted. After which the situation has worsened.
The pressure to form an interim administration increased
Let us tell you, these demonstrations are taking place to put pressure on the government led by Mahinda Rajapaksa’s younger brother and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to form an interim administration to deal with the ongoing economic crisis in the country. Local media quoted a police spokesman as saying that curfew has been imposed across Sri Lanka with immediate effect until further notice.