Amid the deteriorating situation in Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency in the country at midnight on Tuesday. He declared a state of emergency in the country on 1 April. Since then, they have been facing stiff opposition. Also, on Tuesday evening, thousands of students marched to the house of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa amid heavy rains in Colombo. Amidst the growing economic crisis, anger against China is increasing across the country. According to media reports, the protesters say that the government does not have money because it has sold everything to China. China buys everything by lending it to other countries. At the same time, the Sri Lankan army has issued a stern warning to the protesters. The army said in a statement on Tuesday that it would take action against those responsible for the violence. Sri Lanka’s Secretary General of Defense (Retd) Kaman Gunaratne appealed to the people to desist from violence. That’s why the police also warned people not to take the law into their own hands. So far 54 protesters have been arrested.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Johnson Fernando told parliament on Wednesday that President Gotabe Rajapaksa would not resign despite anti-government protests across the country. “Let me remind you that 6.9 million people in the country have elected a president and as a government, we are making it clear that President Rajapaksa will not resign under any circumstances,” said the ruling government’s chief whip, Fernando. The Sri Lankan Parliament told the Sri Lankan opposition. We will also face this situation.