Embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, whose location is still unknown since protesters invaded both his office and the official residence, has ordered officials to ensure the proper distribution of cooking gas after the country ran out of fuel received 3,700 million tonnes of LPG, his office said. on Sunday.
In recent months, people have blocked roads across the country in a desperate attempt to force the government to address severe gas shortages.
People cook in the garden of the prime minister’s residence the day after protesters entered the building.
The move came after leaders of the Sri Lankan protest movement said they would occupy the president’s and prime minister’s residences until they finally step down, the day after the two men were killed. agreed to resign, leaving the country in political limbo.
Thousands of protesters stormed the home and office of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the prime minister’s official residence on Saturday as protests over their failure to weather a devastating economic crisis escalated into violence.
Anti-government protesters in Sri Lanka who stormed the official residence of embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa claimed to have recovered 17.85 million rupees in Lankan currency inside his mansion.
Rajapaksa will step down on July 13, while Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has also said he will step down to allow a multi-party caretaker government to take over, according to the parliament speaker.
A man takes selfies in the gymnasium of the presidential palace.
Sri Lankan opposition parties decided on Sunday to form a multi-party caretaker government after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe agreed to resign following unprecedented street protests in which the homes of both Leaders have been mobbed by protesters angry at the government’s mishandling of the country’s worst economic crisis.
Opposition parties held talks on Sunday to find ways to move the country forward amid the unprecedented economic crisis after President Rajapaksa informed President Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena on Saturday from an undisclosed location that he would step down. Wednesday.
Protesters sleep on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s bed.
China, which has invested billions of dollars in Sri Lanka, has warned hundreds of its nationals in the country not to take part in any protests there, as it cautiously monitors the rapidly unfolding crisis in the nation. island where large masses of people raided the presidential palace. and burned down the prime minister’s residence.
The Chinese Embassy in Colombo on Saturday issued a notice reminding Chinese nationals in Sri Lanka to pay close attention to the local security situation and abide by local laws and regulations after the protests spread, the Global Times reported here.
He asked Chinese nationals not to participate in any protests, according to the report.