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Video: Sri Lanka MP, Former Minister's Houses Set On Fire By Protesters

Footage from the scene confirmed plumes of smoke filling up the air.

New Delhi:

The homes of a Sri Lankan legislator and a former minister had been set on hearth within the greatest clashes in weeks of anti-government protests.

Former Minister Johnston Fernando’s residence in Mount Lavinia and the home of MP Sanath Nishantha had been attacked by the protesters and set on hearth. Footage from the scene confirmed plumes of smoke filling up the air.

1000’s took to the streets throughout the curfew-bound island on Monday and focused supporters of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has subsequently tendered his resignation.

Rajapaksa resigned after a day of violence noticed three folks together with an MP killed and over 150 wounded as authorities supporters armed with sticks and golf equipment attacked protestors.

Sri Lanka has suffered months of blackouts and dire shortages of meals, gas and medicines in its worst financial disaster since independence, sparking weeks of overwhelmingly peaceable anti-government demonstrations.

On Monday scores of Rajapaksa loyalists attacked unarmed protesters tenting outdoors the president’s workplace on the sea-front Galle Face promenade in downtown Colombo since April 9, news company AFP reported.

The violence started after a number of thousand supporters of the prime minister, introduced in buses from rural areas, poured out of his close by official residence.

The supporters initially pulled down tents of protesters in entrance of the prime minister’s Temple Bushes residence and torched anti-government banners and placards. They then marched to the close by promenade and commenced destroying different tents arrange by the “Gota go house” marketing campaign that calls for the president step down.

Police fired tear gasoline and water cannon and declared a right away curfew in Colombo which was later widened to incorporate your complete South Asian island nation of twenty-two million folks.

(With AFP inputs)

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