Thousands of protestors invaded the president’s official mansion in Sri Lanka, forcing Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee as they demanded his resignation.
A few hours before the invasion, the President was urgently brought to the Army headquarters.
Military soldiers from Sri Lanka joined the protesters who got past police barriers and entered.
The National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) said that dozens of people, including two police officers, were hurt and were being treated.
The expense of living, poverty, and Rajapaksa’s handling of the economic crisis have all been complaints from the populace.
People struggle to find work, make rent payments, buy groceries, medicines, and petroleum products, among other things.
Videos and images of protesters breaking into the President’s home and swimming there have surfaced.
While others strolled around for a tour of the presidential mansion, some were preparing supper in the kitchen.
The 22 million-person country in South Asia is currently experiencing its greatest financial crisis in decades.
Rajapaksa has been requested to resign by at least 16 members of parliament from his Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna party.
A conference of party leaders has been called in an emergency by the prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe.