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Ten injured in scuffle inside Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe’s official residence occupied by protesters

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The Prime Minister’s media unit in a criticism to the Kollupitiya Police Station mentioned gear from the media part of his official residence Temple Trees have been stolen.

The Prime Minister’s media unit in a criticism to the Kollupitiya Police Station mentioned gear from the media part of his official residence Temple Trees have been stolen.

At least 10 individuals, together with a girl, have been injured on July 12 when a scuffle befell inside Araliyagaha Mandir, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s official residence, occupied by Sri Lankan protesters since Saturday, the media reported on July 12.

Ten folks have been admitted to the National Hospital in Colombo after the confrontation between protesters who’ve presently been staying contained in the Prime Minister’s official residence, the Colombo Post information portal reported.

Protesters demanding the resignation of President Gotabya Rajapaksa in addition to of the Prime Minister on Friday occupied the President’s House, the President’s Secretariat and the Prime Minister’s official residence Temple bushes.

The websites have been opened for public thronging the residences since Saturday to search out out as to what lies behind essentially the most protected locations within the nation.

According to the Colombo Post, many invaluable and historic objects, together with a big inventory of items and souvenirs, have reportedly been stolen from the websites which have served because the official residences of Governors and Presidents for many years. Videos of individuals taking away uncommon artefacts have been doing rounds on social media.

The Prime Minister’s media unit in a criticism to the Kollupitiya Police Station mentioned gear from the media part of his official residence Temple Trees have been stolen.

Two laptops, a video digital camera, and different digital camera gear have been stolen from the media division, Colombo Page portal quoted the Prime Minister’s media division as saying.

Mr. Wickramasinghe didn’t transfer to Temple Trees after changing into the Prime Minister and solely part of his media unit was established in a constructing on the premises, Lankadeepa reported.

The Prime Minister’s media unit mentioned the gear was lacking because the protesters entered the Temple Trees constructing. Earlier, anti-government protesters on Saturday evening set on hearth Mr. Wickremesinghe’s non-public residence at Cambridge Place, inflicting intensive harm to the property.

Reacting publicly for the primary time after the arson assault on Saturday, Mr. Wickremesinghe on Monday mentioned solely folks with a “Hitler-like mindset” torch buildings. “My solely home was set on hearth. I had 2,500 books in my library, my solely asset. There have been over 200-year-old invaluable work. All of them destroyed,” he mentioned. The incident got here hours after Mr. Wickremesinghe supplied to resign to make manner for an all-party authorities.

The arson assault befell after tons of of anti-government protesters stormed into the President’s residence in central Colombo’s high-security Fort space after breaking the barricades, as they demanded his resignation over the island nation’s worst financial disaster in latest reminiscence.

Sri Lanka, a rustic of twenty-two million folks, is beneath the grip of an unprecedented financial turmoil, the worst in seven many years, crippled by an acute scarcity of international change that has left it struggling to pay for important imports of gasoline, and different necessities.

The nation, with an acute international forex disaster that resulted in international debt default, had introduced in April that it’s suspending almost $7 billion international debt reimbursement due for this yr out of about $25 billion due by means of 2026. Sri Lanka’s whole international debt stands at $51 billion.

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