Singapore: On Sunday (July 10), the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) postpones all non-essential trips to Sri Lanka the day after protesters attack the presidential palace and force President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign. I advised the people of Singapore.
“Singaporeans in Sri Lanka are strongly encouraged to stay vigilant and take all necessary precautions for their personal safety,” said MFA.
“They should avoid public places where protests and large numbers of people gather, and they should watch the news carefully and pay attention to the instructions of the local government.”
Sri Lanka has been suffering from a shortage of basic commodities, long-term power outages, and a surge in inflation for months after a shortage of foreign currency to import essentials.
Thousands of protesters raided Rajapaksa’s home, office and Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday, demonstrating that the catastrophic economic crisis could not be overcome.
Rajapaksa resigned on July 13, and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also resigned to allow the interim government of all parties to take over, according to the chairman of the parliament.