Shri lanka – Braving petrol bombs, Protesters want the entire Rajapaksa family out of power whom they accuse of plunging the nation into crises.

Unprecedented violence grips Sri Lanka after the resignation of PM Mahinda Rajapaksa. Angry protests burnt down Rajapaksa’s ancestral houses in Kurunegala & Hambantota. Protesters want the entire Rajapaksa family out of power whom they accuse of plunging the nation into crises.

The stunning order come even as Gotabaya Rajapaksa urged people to stop “violence and acts of revenge” against fellow citizens.

The protest against the Rajapaksa government escalated on Monday as government supporters hit protesters with wooden and iron poles. Authorities swiftly deployed armed troops in many parts of the country and imposed a curfew until Wednesday.

Prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had put in his papers amid the nationwide protests but this has failed to bring calm.

A curfew is in force across the island nation after mobs burned down the ancestral home belonging to the ruling Rajapaksa family amid mounting anger at the worst economic crisis.

Protesters even attempted to tear down the gates of Temple Trees, the two-storey colonial-era building that serves as the Lankan PM’s home in the heart of Colombo, where broken glass and discarded footwear littered the surrounding streets on Tuesday, after some of the night’s worst clashes.

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