The anti-government protesters in Sri Lanka who took over President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's official residence have claimed to have recovered millions of rupees inside his mansion. A video is being shared on social media showing the protesters counting the currency notes. The recovered money was said to be handed over to the security units, the Daily Mirror newspaper reported.
The uncertainty due to the geopolitical crisis in eastern Europe is already taking a toll on exporters, travel and tourism industry and all other businesses in general, and now with the Sri Lankan economy floundering in the neighbourhood, things can’t get bleaker. The island nation is smaller in size but is of significant interest for India, both strategically and economically. Several Indian companies have a presence in the country.
At least 45 people were arrested and a curfew briefly imposed in most parts of Colombo city after hundreds of protesters gathered outside the residence of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa demanding his resignation for failing to address the worst economic crisis in the island nation. A foreign exchange crunch in Sri Lanka has led to a shortage of essential goods such as fuel,cooking gas, and power cuts that last up to 13 hours a day.
The CCTV footage emerging from Sri Lanka, shows the suspected suicide bomber walking into St Sebastian Church in Colombo after going past a young girl on Easter Sunday.
Sri Lanka experienced a series of 8 blasts on Easter Sunday, April 21. Over 300 people have died and many others have been injured. 8 of these victims were Indians.
President Sirisena said a state of emergency will be declared from midnight today and 23rd April will be considered as the Day of National Mourning for the victims of the multiple blasts.
Over 200 people were killed and hundreds more injured in simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo on Easter Sunday.
Ahead of the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka, the Indian cricket team was seen attending a practice session in Sri Lanka's Colombo.