Situation uncontrollable in Sri Lanka, rioters set fire to former PM Mahindra Rajapaksa’s house

Violence erupted in Sri Lanka with the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Rioters have set fire to the ancestral house of former Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa. Apart from this, the houses of many MPs of the ruling party have been burnt. According to the information, the ancestral house of Mahinda Rajapaksa located in Kurunegala town was set ablaze by the demonstrators on Monday evening. Meanwhile, emergency has been imposed in the country. Police has imposed curfew across the country but the violence is not taking its name to stop.

Meanwhile, former Sri Lankan cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga has blamed the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) for the arson in the country. Ranatunga said Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna gathered people at the official residence of former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Ranatunga also said that the rioters were gathered outside the house of MPs by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna. Significantly, from noon to late evening, the house of several MPs of the ruling party of Sri Lanka has been set on fire.

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Meanwhile, there is news that the security of the Rajapaksa family has been increased. Security officials have met the Rajapaksa family. In fact, rioters tried to enter the PM residence at Temple Tree late in the evening. Police had to use tear gas to disperse the group of protesters.

It is worth noting that on Monday itself, Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from the post of Prime Minister at the behest of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. It is being told that last evening there was a meeting between the President, the Prime Minister and some of his special people regarding the political crisis in the country, after which President Gotabaya asked Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from his post. Violence has erupted in the country after Rajapaksa’s resignation.