Protests in Sri Lanka 2022


August 19, 2022

The 2022 Sri Lanka protests are a series of nonpartisan protests. Most of them are ordinary citizens and opposition political parties who oppose the government of President Kothabhaya Rajapaksa because of the belief that the [family] Rajapaksa is not doing a good job in resolving Sri Lanka's economic problems, which has resulted in Economic Crisis With Hyperinflation Daily power outages for up to 10–13 hours. Fuel shortages. and many necessities Many protesters wanted the cabinet run by the Rajapaksa family to resign. Protesters often chanted popular words of the call, such as "Go home Sakhotha", "Go home" and "Kota Pissek". "(Cothastocratic) Protests were mostly performed by the general public, including teachers, students, doctors, nurses, IT professionals, farmers, lawyers, social activists, athletes, engineers and some police officers on July 9, 2022. President Ko Thabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesingha resigned after protesters attacked their homes in Colombo. However, Rajapaksa promised to resign on July 13 but instead fled the country to the Maldives and later to Singapore Rajapaksa resigned as president later. He officially resigned on July 14, 2022. On August 11, he arrived in Thailand.