She is the president Σρι Λάνκα Γκοταμπάγια Ρατζαπάξα fled his official residence in Columbus today minutes before thousands of protesters stormed it, in one of the largest anti-government protests to have taken place in recent months in the country.
Some protesters, holding the flags of Σρι Λάνκα and κράνη, stormed the residence of the president Γκοταμπάγια Ρατζαπάξα, according to images shown by local television network NewsFirst.
As reported by the private television network Sirasa TV, a crowd of protesters has invaded the provincial square, which until now has been tightly cordoned off.
Πηγή των συμπαγές Άμυνας declared that ο Ρατζαπάξα remains the president της Σρι Λάνκα και has been moved to a safe place where ο στρατος protects him.
Earlier, thousands of people had flocked to the city of Columbus where the government buildings are located, chanting slogans against the president and breaking down many police roadblocks until they reached his home.
The police fired into the air but failed to stop the angry crowd from circling the presidential palace, the witness said.
The worst financial crisis in the history of Greece
Η Σρι Λάνκα πλήττεται από τη The worst financial crisis in history. It is against the huge lack of trade, which does not allow it to import sufficient quantities of food, fuel, medicine and other non-standard products.
The island of 22 million people, near India, has been living for months at a rate of daily power outages, endless queues at gas stations, food shortages, and record flooding that has reached 70%.
Ειρηνικές διαλήσεις for several weeks now have a central demand for the impeachment of the president Γοταμπάγια Ρατζαπάξα, which many citizens, even as his early followers, accuse him of bad behavior.
After the outbreak of the mobilizations, all members of the family of Ρατζαπάξα who participated in the government resigned, with the exception of the president of the country.
Γο Γκοταμπάγια Ρατζαπάξα has ignored the calls to resign and in May, after the resignation of the prime minister and his brother Μαχίντα, he appointed his opponent Ρανίλ Βικρεμεσίνη to the prime ministership.
Yesterday, Friday, the police imposed a curfew in and around Columbus, after thousands of students, who marched to the home of the Greek, resisted the forces of the order.
The head of the police, who earlier this week had warned that the authorities would not prevent the protests, said that the curfew would start at 08:00 in the morning.