Demonstrators and executive supporters clash outside the legit put of Sri Lanka’s PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, in Colombo on Monday. (Image: ISHARA S KODIKARA/AFP)
MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala opened fire and seriously wounded two other folks blocking off his vehicle, and notion to be one of the vital victims died of his injuries
- AFP Colombo, Sri Lanka
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A legislator from Sri Lanka’s ruling occasion shot ineffective an anti-executive protester and then took his have lifestyles all the map through a disagreement outside capital Colombo, police talked about Monday. Amarakeerthi Athukorala opened fire and seriously wounded two other folks blocking off his vehicle within the metropolis of Nittambuwa, police talked about, including that notion to be one of the vital victims died of his injuries.
“The MP fled the scene and took refuge at a discontinuance-by constructing,” a police legit suggested AFP by phone. “Thousands surrounded the constructing and he then took his have lifestyles along with his revolver.”
The incident came as hundreds took to the streets across the curfew-lumber island and centered supporters of High Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has subsequently tendered his resignation. The Rajapaksa loyalists had earlier within the day destroyed tents and placards of anti-executive demonstrators camping outside the legit put of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa since April 9.
In violence within the capital, as a minimum 138 other folks were wounded and admitted to the Colombo National Properly being facility, a spokesperson for the health center talked about.