As Sri Lanka Faces It's Biggest Challenge As A Country Since Gaining Independence From the British Empire, Protesters Have Stormed The Presidential Palace And Major Banks In The Nation's Capital.
What's Left Of The Sri Lankan Government Declares Martial Law Across The Island After Mass Protests And Raids In Colombo
The remaining members of the Sri Lankan government in Colombo have declared martial law and a state of emergency, after protestors raided the presidential palace and banks in the city.
of thousands of Sri Lankans stormed the official residences of the
Prime Minister and President, both of whom resigned this week.
Lanka (Formally known as Ceylon) gained independence from the British
Empire in 1948, the Ceylon government fled to India after a socialist
coup and the country being renamed to the Democratic Socialist
Republic of Sri Lanka.
left of the Ceylon government have announced their bid to return to
power and ending the socialist regime in Sri Lanka, with some
welcoming the move and some critical of their legitimacy.
authorities have announced it will be taking drastic measures to quell the mass unrest in
Colombo, using live ammunition and pepper spray grenades to try and
disband the mob.