Crisis deepens in Sri Lanka: PM resigns; Mahinda Rajapaksa’s house set on fire; Unruly Uncontrollable – 10 Big Things

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday, following which his official residence was attacked by a mob. Thousands of protesters attacked his residence and vandalized the main gate, AFP reported.

Colombo:
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday, following which his official residence was attacked by a mob. Thousands of protesters attacked his residence and vandalized the main gate, AFP reported. Not only this, the entrance was set on fire. At the same time, the police fired tear gas shells to remove the protesters. The situation in Sri Lanka is getting worse.

Important information related to the case:

  1. In his resignation letter, Prime Minister Mahinda said he was stepping down to pave the way for the formation of an all-party interim government. He wrote in his resignation letter, “I want to inform (you) that I have decided to resign from the post of Prime Minister with immediate effect. This is in line with your request in the special cabinet meeting held on May 6, in which you said that you want to form an all-party interim government.

  2. Violence has erupted in Sri Lanka with the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Rioters set fire to the ancestral house of former Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa. The mob attacked and razed the controversial Rajapaksa Museum in the native village of Meda Mulana. Two wax statues of Rajapaksa’s parents were also destroyed.

  3. Police said that former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s house in Hambantota constituency was also attacked on Monday evening.

  4. Angry mob also stormed the house of ruling party MLA Sanath Nishant in Puttalam district and set his property, vehicles on fire.

  5. Doctors at the main Colombo National Hospital intervened to rescue government supporters injured in clashes with anti-Rajapaksa protesters. A doctor told the crowd blocking the entrance to the emergency unit that they may be killers, but for us they are the patients who should be treated first.

  6. Soldiers had to forcibly open gates and break locks to enter the hospital to bring in wounded government supporters.

  7. Dozens of buses used by Rajapaksa supporters to travel to Colombo during the day were torched or damaged. In the suburb of Maharagama, a mob kicked a leader of a pro-government group out of a bus and threw it in a garbage can. While the vehicle was hit by a bulldozer.

  8. Police said the mob had even captured the exit from the main expressway to target government supporters leaving the capital.

  9. Sri Lanka is going through the most severe economic crisis ever since it gained independence from Britain in 1948. The crisis arose mainly due to the shortage of foreign exchange which means that the country is unable to pay for the import of staple food items and fuel.

  10. Thousands of protesters have been on the streets across Sri Lanka since April 9, as the government has run out of funds for imports. The prices of essential commodities are skyrocketing. (with language input)

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