Sri Lankan Protesters Swims In President’s Pool


Some of the protesting Sri Lankans, who had taken over the official residence of the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on Saturday, took a dip in the swimming pool on the premises.


Footage showed people in a jubilant mood taking a dip in the garden pool of the residence. Some lay on beds, others made tea and drank, and made “statements” from the conference room that Rajapaksa and Wickremesinghe must immediately quit.

Rajapaksa is reported to have fled as protesters invaded. Meanwhile, the private residence of the Prime Minister, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, has been set on fire by the protesters.

Protests had been going on in the country for months, resulting in Saturday’s events.



Abioye Tosin Lawrence is a prolific writer, An Online Practising Journalist.

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