I never thought that this type of thuggery will be unleashed on innocent protesters at galle face in broad day and outside temple trees. The police must remember they are here to protect the PUBLIC of this country not corrupt politicians. This is the end of the Rajapaksas https://t.co/taSqJEyX6j
— Sanath Jayasuriya (@Sanath07) May 9, 2022
These thugs was assembled at prime minister’s official residence this morning and walked in numbers to assault innocent peaceful anti government protesters.. how can this happen ? Police and others just watching this 😢😢 https://t.co/XnSzE0sIDu
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) May 9, 2022
The former wicketkeeper and captain was responding to a tweet by Mahinda who urged the general public to exercise restraint.
Protests against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s government have raged for weeks amid the country’s worst financial crisis since independence, with thousands demanding Rajapaksa and his influential family quit for mishandling the economy.
Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa and a group of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MPs who arrived at Galle Face were reportedly attacked by a group of protesters. In view of the debilitating law and order situation, they were escorted out immediately.