Sri Lanka PM tells military to do whatever necessary to restore order
July 14, 2022
Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister has told the military to do “whatever is necessary to restore order” after protesters stormed his office on Wednesday.
The prime minster had been appointed acting president by the country’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the country.
But the decision to leave him in charge triggered further protests demanding that the prime minister must also go.
Sri Lanka has been suffering from its worst economic crisis in decades.
Many blame the Rajapaksa administration for the crisis and also see the prime minister as part of the problem.
On Wednesday, for the second time in less than a week, protesters broke into a highly secure state building. This time it was the prime minister’s office.