According to AFP, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka fled his Colombo residence just minutes before it was stormed and occupied by thousands of protestors. Defense.

The source stated that the president was taken to safety. She added, “He’s still president, he is protected by a military unit.” Images of hundreds of people scaling the gates of the presidential palace were shown on local television stations.

Tens of thousands had participated in an earlier demonstration demanding the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He is responsible for the unprecedented economic crisis that has hit Sri Lanka. It is causing a severe shortage of fuel, electricity, and fuel. ‘food.

Security forces had placed a curfew Friday in an attempt to deter protestors from marching. However, the measure was lifted by opposition parties, human rights activists, and the country’s bar association who threatened to sue the chief police officer.

Officials told AFP that protesters had largely ignored the curfew and some even forced railway authorities to transport them to Colombo on Saturday in order to participate in the rally.