Netizens in Maldives are standing in unity with the Lankans and demanding that the Sri Lankan president be dispatched again to his nation submit haste.
Mumbai: Massive protest erupted in Sri Lanka after President Rajapaksa Gotabaya fled to Maldives, the Maldivians too began trending #GotaGoHome on Twitter today, supporting the Sri Lankans.
“Gota Go Home” is the protestor’s call in Sri Lanka. Considering the call for the development of Sri Lanka, the netizens in Maldives are standing in unity with the Lankans and demanding that the Sri Lankan president be dispatched again to his nation submit haste.
According to local media reports, Maldivians and Sri Lankan expatriates are protesting near the Maldives President’s home, urging authorities to expel Gotabaya Rajapaksa from the island nation.
On Saturday, Rajapaksa had announced that he would step down on Wednesday amid mass-scale protests against him that saw protesters storming the presidential palace and other key government institutions over the weekend. However, hours before he was due to hand in his resignation, the 71-year-old fled Sri Lanka for the Maldives, along with his wife and two bodyguards.
Anger over President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s flight introduced Sri Lankans again out on the streets. 1000’s of protesters demanding that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe additionally step down rallied outdoors his workplace compound. The protests took a violent flip as individuals broke barricades and scaled partitions, prompting safety personnel to lob tear gasoline shells and resort to baton cost to disperse the crowds.
Because the protests escalated outdoors the prime minister’s workplace, Ranil Wickremesinghe, now the performing president, imposed a state of emergency that provides broader powers to the navy and police, and declared an instantaneous curfew within the western province that features Colombo.
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