Protesters set fire to Mahinda Rajapaksa's house in Sri Lanka, one MP killed in violence

Pankaj Prasad
Pankaj Prasad 10/05/2022 10:41 IST
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The report said police had called in vehicles to release water cannons, but anti-government protesters were attacking vehicles as well.

Colombo: There is an economic crisis in Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned from his post on Monday. On the other hand, there is also news that the protesters have set fire to the ancestral residence of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Along with this, they have also attacked government vehicles. The protesters allege that it is because of the policies of the Rajapaksa brothers that Sri Lanka is going through an economic crisis today. Let us tell you that both Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Rajapaksa are real brothers.

Property of ministers and MPs destroyed

According to a report in Sri Lanka's leading newspaper 'Daily Mirror', video footage showed the house of Mahinda Rajapaksa and his younger brother and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on fire in Medamulana in Hambantota city. Earlier, the protesters destroyed several properties of ministers and MPs of the ruling coalition. Sri Lankan media also reported that the fire broke out near the back gate of 'Temple Trees', the official residence of the prime minister in Colombo.

MP's house completely destroyed in arson

The report said police had called in vehicles to release water cannons, but anti-government protesters were attacking vehicles as well. The protesters also attacked the residence of Badulla district MP Tissa Kutiyarach and later set it on fire. The house of Puttalam MP Santha Nishant was completely destroyed in the arson.

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The report said the arson and attacks occurred when a curfew was imposed in Colombo following violent clashes between supporters of Mahinda Rajapaksa and anti-government protesters. Three people, including an MP of the ruling party, were killed and more than 150 people were injured in the violence in the capital. Protests have been taking place since last month over rising prices and power cuts. Sri Lanka has been facing severe economic crisis after gaining independence from Britain in 1948.

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