Occupy Galle Face protest on for 8th-day

Occupy Galle Face protest on for 8th-day

Occupy Galle Face protest on for 8th-day

Written by Teena Marian

16 Apr, 2022 | 10:40 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lankans continue to occupy the Galle Face stretch opposite the President’s Office demanding the immediate resignation of the President, Prime Minister, and the Government.

They have already rejected an offer by the Prime Minister for a sit down and discuss their issues.

A large number of people including artists and master blaster Sanath Jayasuriya joined the ongoing protest at Galle Face, the main beachfront in the capital Colombo, outside Sri Lankan President’s Office for the 8th day.

The Occupy Galle Face protest is continuing in the Galle Face Green area in the capital city of Colombo as the Island nation is facing its worst economic crisis since independence with food and fuel shortages, soaring prices, and power cuts.

Sri Lankans are protesting against the government’s handling of the economic situation, an the protesters have been accusing Rajapaksa’s government of corruption and misrule.

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