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45 people arrested for protesting against government in Sri Lanka

The situation in Sri Lanka is getting worse. Sri Lanka Police has arrested 45 people protesting against the government. All of them had gathered outside Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence demanding his resignation, after which the police arrested 45 people. Curfew was imposed for some time in most areas of Colombo city. There is an economic crisis in the country and people consider the President responsible for it. Due to the lack of foreign exchange in Sri Lanka, there has been a shortage of essential commodities like fuel, cooking gas.

45 people arrested for protesting against government in Sri Lanka

People in Sri Lanka are facing shortage of petrol and diesel as well as power cuts. The general public is facing power cuts for 13 hours a day.
Protesters on Thursday raised slogans against the Rajapaksa government and demanded his resignation. According to the police, several people, including five policemen, were injured during the protest and vehicles were torched.

Many policemen were injured after the demonstration turned violent.

A senior police officer said that 45 people have been arrested so far. Five policemen were injured while a bus, a jeep and two motorcycles were torched. The protesters also damaged a water truck of the police. Curfew was imposed in most parts of Colombo and the suburban police division of Kelaniya on Thursday midnight, which was lifted on Friday morning. Overall, the situation in the country is getting worse.

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