State of Emergency Declared in Sri Lanka
Seeing the situation in Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared a state of emergency in the country, which will give full powers to security agencies to deal with violence. The announcement was made after massive demonstrations outside the President’s residence on Thursday.
People were dissatisfied and upset when the country faced such an economic crisis and were protesting on a large scale. Emergency was declared on April 1, 2022.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s statement
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that the way people are getting out of control after this economic crisis in the country, for this it is very necessary to declare emergency and implement strict laws so that people who commit violence with the help of security forces to be arrested and taken into custody.
President Rajapaksa should get unlimited rights from emergency
It is being told that Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has implemented several sections for public safety, through which he can end the violence committed by the people, maintain all the arrangements and protect the life and property of the people. To do and maintain all the people etc. to be able to do all these things.
According to the rules of emergency, the President can take possession of any property and search any area, if anyone interferes in this, he can also take him into custody, not only this, he can change any law and remove or may be suspended.
People blamed Rajapaksa for the economic crisis
It is being told that the people responsible for this economic crisis in the country of Sri Lanka consider the President of the country, due to which many people gathered outside the residence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa demanding his resignation and demonstrated violently. When the situation became uncontrollable, about 44 people were arrested by force. The situation there had deteriorated to such an extent that curfew had to be imposed in the city of Colombo for a long time.
The protest had turned violent
On Thursday in Sri Lanka, many people protested outside President Rajapaksa’s residence, which later became very fierce. People protested and demanded his resignation over his failure to address the economic crisis in the island nation. But the demonstration suddenly turned into violence. Many people were injured and many vehicles were set on fire, due to which some people were even arrested.
The government has called this violent demonstration by the people a ‘terrorist act’ as many people have been badly injured and resources have been set on fire, not only this, the opposition parties have also been held responsible for all this.