Occupy Galle Face on for 18th consecutive day

Occupy Galle Face on for 18th consecutive day

Occupy Galle Face on for 18th consecutive day

Written by Teena Marian

26 Apr, 2022 | 10:39 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The non-partisan Occupy Galle Face protest continues for the 18th day on Tuesday (26), as Sri Lankans continue to demand the resignation of the President, Prime Minister, and the Government.

Sri Lankans have been protesting for more than two weeks blaming the government for the spiraling economy, the rising cost of living, corruption, and the depletion of the country’s foreign reserves.

Simultaneously, buoyed by the success of the protests, the opposition parties are demanding in Parliament that President Rajapaksa must resign.

Sunday (24) saw one of the largest protest marches organized by the Inter-University Student’s Federation in Sri Lanka as they marched from the Fort Railway Station to the Occupy Galle Face protest site.

Thousands of Sri Lankan university students mobbed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s home on Sunday demanding his resignation over the island nation’s worsening economic crisis.

Sunday’s protest saw student leaders scale the fence of Rajapaksa’s compound in Colombo after police erected barricades on various roads around the capital to stop them from linking up with demonstrators elsewhere.

Thereafter, they proceed to Galle Face to reach the Occupy Galle Face protest site, where for more than two weeks Sri Lankans have been protesting against the President opposite the President’s Office.

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