10th July 2022
Protesters who stormed into Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa`s house on Saturday claimed to have recovered a large sum of money from the res. This has been reported in the local media.
It is reported in Sri Lanka’s daily newspaper that, the recovered amount was handed over to the security units. A video is being shared on social media showing protesters counting the currency notes that were recovered from President’s house.
Thousands of protesters stormed the official residence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and in-between Gotabaya had fled away from his res to some unknown place.
As reported, the protesters stormed into the President’s house while demanding President Gotabaya Rajapaksa`s resignation.
Police tried to control the protesters with water cannons and fired tear gas at the protesters. But, it was not controllable, rather protesters entered PM Ranil Wickremesinghe’s house and set house on fire.
Following an emergency meeting, Parliament Speaker Mahindra Yapa Abeywardena asked President and Prime Minister to resign immediately to make the way for an all-party government. In-between both President and Prime Minister announced that they would resign from their post. President Gotabaya Rajapaksha said he would resign on Wednesday.
President Rajapaksa, who had not appeared publicly since Friday night, had announced he would agree to any decision taken by the party leaders.
The country was virtually locked down for two weeks from June 27 due to the shortage of fuel.