Sri Lankan protesters sacks theirs president, swims in his pool after storming his residence (video)

Sri Lankan protesters sacks theirs president, swims in his pool after storming his residence (video)

The presidential mansion in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, has been occupied by thousands of demonstrators.

During an anti-government march this morning, thousands of demonstrators in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s commercial metropolis, attacked President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s official house.

The 22 million-person island is experiencing a severe foreign exchange shortage that has restricted the importation of basic goods like food, fuel, and medication, throwing the economy into the greatest financial instability it has experienced in seven decades.

Sri Lankan protesters sacks theirs president, swims in his pool after storming his residence (video)

Scores of protesters jump into the president’s swimming pool after storming his house, while others roamed across the overlooking balcony.

Rajapaksa is believed to have been moved from the official residence on Friday July 8, over safety concerns.



Protesters blame Mr Rajapaksa for the economic woes and they have occupied the entrance to his office building for the past three months calling on him to step down.

Sri Lankan protesters sacks theirs president, swims in his pool after storming his residence (video)

Video posted on social media showed hundreds of protesters running into the president’s residence, chanting “Gota go home”, calling the president by his nickname. Outside the building, barricades were overturned.

At the president’s office, security personnel tried to stop protesters who passed through the fences and stormed the colonial-era parliament building, which has been converted into his office.

At least 34 people including two police officers were injured in scuffles as protesters tried to enter the residence. Police fired tear gas at protesters.

Two of the injured are in critical condition while others have sustained minor injuries, hospital officials said.

Watch a video from the scene below.



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