fiftieth day of Galle Face protests: What is going on in Sri Lanka?



It has been 50 days, on Saturday, for the reason that protests first started in entrance of the Presidential secretariat at Galle Face greens, an oceanside city park in Colombo elevating the slogan ‘Gota Go Gama.’


To mark the fiftieth day of the protest a march from Liberty Junction in Kollupitiya to Gota Go Gama in Galle Face began at 2 pm. As per the police, the federal government has issued an order barring entry for protestors on a number of roads and state establishments within the fort space.

 

Folks from all walks of life together with docs, and legal professionals, amongst others, have gathered at Galle Face to hitch the protest.


Sri Lankan youth is protesting demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Rajapaksa administration. Earlier this month Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned amid mass protests on the authorities’s dealing with of a deepening financial disaster.


Sri Lanka is going through its worst financial disaster with the nation’s inflation fee reaching 33.8% in April 2022, whereas it nonetheless awaits funding from the Worldwide Financial Fund. Until then Sri Lanka intends to rely extra upon India’s assist, with India having offered assist near $3 billion to Sri Lanka for the reason that disaster started.


The protests have been occurring 24/7 since they started on April 9, regardless of dangerous climate circumstances and repression from the federal government. On Might 9, the protests turned violent after authorities supporters attacked peaceful-anti authorities protestors, leading to human rights violations by the federal government.


[With  inputs from ANI]


 

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