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'They've ruined our country': Protesters 'close to ridding Sri Lanka of the Rajapaksas'

For an unrivalled view of the presidential residence, thousands of people waited for hours in Colombo’s noon sun to get a glimpse of one the most important buildings in the country.

The block was crammed with people waiting in line. Some said they waited more than six hours for entry.

It is the most impressive thing that the city has ever seen.

The President’s House has been transformed into the People’s Palace and they are enjoying the moment.


Crowds gather around the pool, while families ascend the steep staircase to the second level to enjoy the huge chandelier, comfy couches and the pool table.

Here we meet Niranji Perena. For the past two days, she has brought her teenage daughter with her to the grand house.

Sky News spoke to Ms Perena that she was disgusted by the waste and expense here, while ordinary Sri Lankans suffer.

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She attributes the country’s economic collapse to the Rajapaksa political family.

She said, “They’ve destroyed our country beyond repair.” “Initially, we voted for them. But they borrowed huge amounts of money from China. I don’t believe they had any idea how they would repay them.”

Ms. Perena recalls memories of her European vacations. Even if fuel was available, the family cannot afford to purchase it.

To visit the presidential residence, she walked 2 miles.

A group of protest leaders guards the bedroom of President Barack Obama in another wing.

Continue reading: Protesters swim at the President of Sri Lanka’s Pool – and warn that they will stay until he leaves office

Image People have flocked to visit the presidential building to view the wealth displayed inside

It is a symbol for the extreme gap between the wealthy and the poor, with its high ceilings and four poster bed.

The president was able to use a large marble bathroom and an outdoor Jacuzzi.

Protesters won’t allow the public to enter this area of the building. They claim it must be kept for the country’s next leader.

“People don’t have electricity or food”

Angelo Kulasooriya claims the house belongs to future generations.

He also said that he was angry when he first saw the bedroom.

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In Sri Lanka’s presidential palace

He said that people outside were suffering without electricity. “People don’t have food. They don’t have any fuel.

Protesters and large crowds that have gathered to see the president feel they are on the verge of winning the battle to rid the country from the Rajapaksas.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared that he would be stepping down on Wednesday at the weekend.

Image Angelo Kulasooriya stated that he was angry at the inside of the residence

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In Sri Lanka’s presidential palace

President and PM of Sri Lanka to resign

On Monday, cabinet members also announced that they would resign when an all-party government was formed.

This would allow for the appointment of a new prime Minister.

People are calling for Ranil Wickramasinghe to resign as prime minister.

Many Sri Lankans will be relieved to hear that the President and Prime Minister have resigned.


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