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Sri Lanka crisis: Curfew imposed outside President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence

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Srilanka faced a 12 hour power cuts on Friday. This decision is to face the acute fuel shortage. At least 45 people were arrested and a curfew briefly imposed in most parts of Colombo city after hundreds of protesters gathered outside the residence of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, demanding his resignation. Demonstrators shout slogans as they gather outside the Sri Lankan President’s home to call for his stepping down as the country’s unprecedented economic crisis worsened in Colombo, on March 31, 2022.
Foreign exchange crunch in Sri Lanka has led to a shortage of essential goods such as fuel, cooking gas, and power cuts that last up to 13 hours a day. Twelve-hour power cuts are scheduled in Sri Lanka on Friday, as the country struggles to cope with the acute fuel shortage. On Thursday, protesters shouted slogans, directing their against what they perceive as the Rajapaksa regime’s gross mismanagement . Following agitations outside Mr. Goatabaya’s private residence on Thursday night, a police curfew was imposed in select Colombo neighborhoods some suburbs, and lifted Friday morning. Citizens in some other parts of Sri Lanka blocked roads. As of now 45 people have been arrested. Five policemen were injured while a police bus, a jeep and two motorcycles were burnt.

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