Sri Lanka's economic crisis gone berserk, shoot at sight orders to armed forces
NewDelhi: The situation in Sri Lanka has gone from bad to worse. Meanwhile, now a big decision has been taken by the Ministry of Defense to stop the agitating protesters. It has been told that an order has been given to shoot at sight against those who commit violence.
Actually, this decision has been taken in the midst of bloody conflict in many cities of Sri Lanka. The army there has been ordered to shoot the rioters on sight. This decision has been taken at a time when violence has erupted in Sri Lanka after the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa recently. Violence has escalated to such an extent that rioters set fire to the ancestral house of former Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Meanwhile, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appealed to the protesters on Twitter, whatever party they belong to, to remain calm and stop the violence. Do not take retaliatory action against citizens. He said all efforts would be made to restore political stability and address the economic crisis through a constitutional mandate and consensus.
Earlier, an emergency has been imposed in the country. Police have imposed a curfew across the country but the violence is not taking its name to stop. Meanwhile, Mahinda Rajapaksa's son Namal while talking to the media said that there are many rumors that his father Mahinda Rajapaksa is not going to leave the country. We will not do that. Namal, who was the Sports Minister, said that my father is safe, he is in a safe place and is talking to the family.
On Monday, Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from the post of Prime Minister at the behest of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. It is being told that there was a meeting between the President, the Prime Minister and some of his special people regarding the political crisis in the country, after which President Gotabaya asked Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from his post. Violence has erupted in the country after Rajapaksa's resignation.
The island nation battles its worst economic crisis in history, thousands of protesters had defied curfew to attack government figures, setting ablaze homes, shops and businesses belonging to ruling party lawmakers and provincial politicians.