The situation on the streets of Colombo, Sri Lanka
The Russian Embassy in Sri Lanka urged Russian citizens to avoid visiting crowded places amid unrest in the country. The statement was published on the embassy's Twitter page.
“Against the backdrop of ongoing protests in Colombo, there are no threats to the safety of Russian tourists, as well as the Russian embassy in Sri Lanka. At the same time, we urge Russian citizens to avoid visiting crowded places,», — The report says.
Earlier, the diplomatic mission said that there was no threat to the security of the embassy in connection with the protests in the country, RIA Novosti reports.
Protests in Sri Lanka have been going on since the beginning of April against the background of the economic crisis, which is estimated as the strongest in the 74 years of the existence of the state. On April 12, a default was declared in the country. The protesters demand the resignation of the government and President Gotabai Rajalaksa. On July 9, protesters stormed his residence, but the head of state managed to leave it. Reuters, citing sources in the country's Ministry of Defense, reports that the president was taken out of the residence a day earlier. Where he is at the moment, it is not specified.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe then called an emergency meeting with the leaders of political parties, and also asked to convene parliament. Leaders of political parties called on the president to resign.
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