Shots fired into the air as crowds gather and protest intensify at Sri Lanka PM’s office | Sinhala News

Sri lanka News – Police have fired into the air to deter crowds of protestors gathered outside Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister’s Office in Colombo after several rounds of tear gas and water canon fire failed to keep them at bay.

Massive crowds have congregated outside the PM’s office demanding his resignation as well as a confirmation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation which was due on Wednesday July 13.

Air Force helicopters were seen flying dangerously low over the crowds at Galle Face, Colombo, near the Gota Go Gama agitation site.

President Rajapaksa has fled to the Maldives, as confirmed by the Sri Lanka Air Force.

The Western province is under curfew and and the entire country has been placed under emergency law, the Prime Minister’s office said as protests grew.

Protests were intensifying against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who will become acting President if Rajapaksa resigns today as previously announced.

Protestors have also gathered around the Parliamentary speakers residence.

 

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