New Delhi: In India’s neighboring country Sri Lanka, the people have been revolting for some time now and for this reason President Rajapakse had to leave power. Not only this, people also occupied Rashtrapati Bhavan and Prime Minister’s residence. Scenes of friction have been seen everywhere in Sri Lanka for some time now. In such circumstances, Ranil Wickremesinghe has now taken over the post of President. However, as soon as he assumed the post, he started cracking down on the protesters.
There are many groups in Sri Lanka who do not like Wickremesinghe but are not even ready to accept him as President. Meanwhile, on Friday midnight, a similar action was taken against the demonstrators. Here, the security forces demolished the temporary tents of the protesting demonstrators. Scenes of clashes between protesters and security forces were also witnessed during the action. Initial reports are that more than 50 people have been injured in the clash. There are still many protesters in Sri Lanka who are not going home and are protesting by living in temporary tents.
A Sri Lankan TV channel has claimed that armed troops have been deployed to quell demonstrators protesting against new President Ranil Wickremesinghe outside the Presidential Secretariat complex in Colombo. “Ranil Wickramasinghe wants to kill us but we are not going to give up,” the protesters alleged. We want to free our country from corrupt politics. At the same time, they are saying that we are also opposing the action of uprooting the tents.
It is worth mentioning here that Sri Lanka is currently facing the biggest economic crisis. There is a state of emergency in the country. People have to stand in line for half a day to get petrol and diesel. Any kind of vegetables or fruits have gone out of people’s purchasing power. There was a queue for other necessities. But now there is a queue in Colombo to get a new passport or even to renew the passport. In the current situation of Sri Lanka, India has not only shown its readiness to help it in all kinds of ways but has also appealed to the international community to come to the aid of Sri Lanka. However, in the short term, there is no possibility that Sri Lanka will come out of the economic crisis.