Protesters storm Presidential Palace in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lankans demanding resignation of  President Rajapaksa

Thousands of protesters broke barriers and stormed the presidential palace in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka.

According to a foreign news agency, the police shifted the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday, ahead of the planned rally over the weekend.
During the clashes between the protesters and the police, the police fired in the air and shelled the protesters. But was unable to control the angry protesters
A Facebook livestream from inside the president’s house showed hundreds of protesters, some draped in flags, packing into rooms and corridors, shouting slogans against President Rajapaksa.
Hundreds also crushed the grounds outside the colonial-era white-washed building. No security officials were visible.
Sri Lanka is struggling under a severe foreign exchange shortage that has limited essential imports of fuel, food and medicine, plunging it into the worst economic crisis since independence in 1948.

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With shortages of everything from medicines to gas, people are returning to cooking with firewood.
In view of the economic crisis, the protesters are demanding the resignation of the President of Sri Lanka.
Before the protestors entered the Galle Fort, the protestors are prohibited from entering the Galle Fort.
Galle Fort is at the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese,
The second Test match between Sri Lanka and Australia is being played at Galle Stadium.
On the other hand, the Pakistan team’s practice session in Colombo today was cancelled.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that they are in contact with Sri Lanka Cricket. No reservations regarding the tour have been expressed, tomorrow the training session will be held as per the schedule.