President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka declares emergency after President flees; Protestors storm PM office

Thousands of anti-government protesters stormed into Sri Lanka PM's office in Flower Road. Men and women breached military defences and entered the premier's office to raise national flags. Sri Lanka declared a state of emergency on July 13 as thousands of people mobbed the PM's office after the country's president flew to the Maldives following months of widespread protests against an economic crisis.

published on : 13th July 2022