In the raging violence in Sri Lanka, five people were killed, and more than 225 people were injured. The Prime Minister has already resigned after the weeks of demonstrations, marches & protests over the worst economic crisis in the country.
After the violence sparked on Monday night, the authorities were forced to call out for a strict curfew across the country of 22 million people and even the military was called to help in controlling the severe situation.
The protesters, who were demonstrating peacefully since April 9 started retaliating after being attacked by the supporters of Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Here Is The List of Disastrous Incidents that Happened During The Raging Violence In Sri Lanka:
Open Firing At Protestors In Sri Lanka
On Monday, a shocking incident took place when ruling party lawmaker Amarakeerthi Athukorala started openly firing at the protestors who were blocking his vehicle. A 27-year-old was killed and two others were injured.
As to the Police, later Mr Athukorala took his own life, and the party members are claiming that he has been murdered. The lawmaker’s bodyguard was also killed, but the reason behind his death is still unknown.
Another regional politician from the ruling party shot two people dead and injured three others in the town called Weeraketiya on Monday. He is now missing.
Burning Houses of Politicians
Despite the imposition of curfew across Sri Lanka, at least 41 homes of ruling party politicians were ignited. Parked vehicles of the houses were also torched.
An anonymous person standing in front of the burning house told the media, “This is something we should have done earlier. We are sorry we couldn’t burn it sooner.”
Gnana Aka’s house and shrine in Anuradhapura were also destroyed by an attack causing the property to burn.
Hospital Entrance Blocked
The crowd blocked the entrance of Colombo National Hospital so that the injured government supporters could not get in. A Doctor loudly yelled at the crowd blocking the entrance, “They may be murderers, but for us, they are patients who must be treated first.”
As per the intense situation, soldiers were forced to break the gate locks to open them so that the injured government supporters could get treated.
A total 219 were injured and admitted to the Colombo National Hospital, five of them were in serious conditions needing intensive care, as told by the “hospital spokeswoman Pushpa Soysa to AFP on Tuesday.”
Damaged & Burned Buses
Several buses which were used by the ruling party supporters to reach Colombo were ignited and damaged across Sri Lanka. In Maharagama, a mob forced a chief of a pro-government group to get out of a bus and threw him in the garbage wagon. And then crushed the vehicle using a bulldozer.