Amidst the ongoing economic crisis in island nation Sri Lanka, the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency on Friday.
The spokesperson for the president said he invoked stringent laws to ensure law and order in the nation after trade unions have staged nationwide strikes demanding or the students resignation over the deteriorating economic situation.
Country is facing the worst economic meltdown in a decade in the last two years. Nation has got the heat of it way before this during a pandemic. But the current government was left with no options. And their undoing in this situation has made the public go on the streets. Demanding the president’s resignation.
Sri Lankas government has been facing a wave of protests around the country demanding his resignation.
Several government trade unions of health, port, postal and other government unions. Have joined the protest except few pro ruling party trade unions.
Inter University State Federation (IUSF) had blocked the main access to parliament. And has warned Parliament to seize which led the government with no option.
Despite these backlashes and government failure to secure enough foreign currency to pay for the imports , President Rajapaksha and his elder brother Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has refused to quit.
The government has given all power to security forces, news agency APF reported.