State, Private University students march together in protest

State, Private University students march together in protest

State, Private University students march together in protest

Written by Zulfick Farzan

09 Apr, 2022 | 2:07 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); State and Private University Students have decided to join forces and march together towards Colombo to protest against the President, Government, and Parliament.

Large crowds have already converged onto Galle Face in Colombo to protest, with many more making their way to the site.

Debt in billions due to years of accumulated borrowings, record inflation, lack of foreign currency, crucial sectors witnessing a sharp fall in demand thanks to the pandemic, and the alleged government mismanagement are among the reasons that have dragged Sri Lanka into not just an unprecedented economic crisis but also a massive political turmoil.

Meanwhile, the ruling coalition led by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna lost the majority in the Parliament. The opposition rejected an offer by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who had called to form a ‘unity government’ following the resignation of 26 ministers of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Cabinet amid violent protests.

People are on the roads protesting against their government amid a severe shortage of fuel, essentials, and power outages.

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