MADRID, July 10 (.) –
At least 103 people have been injured in Sri Lanka throughout this past Saturday, the day in which the population of the country’s capital, Colombo, took to the streets to take over the presidential residence in a revolution that has forced the resignation of the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and the country’s Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, for the devastating economic crisis plaguing the nation.
Of the injured, 55 are still receiving medical treatment and one person is in critical condition, a spokesman for the Sri Lanka National Hospital in the capital told News First.
Eleven injured have been identified as journalists, of which six belong to this medium.
More than half of the injured had already been registered by mid-afternoon yesterday, before nightfall, which began with the fire in the private residence of the resigned prime minister.
Three people have been arrested for their involvement in the attack on Wickremesinghe’s home, according to police spokesman Nihal Talduwa.
The Sri Lankan media have so far not reported any other major incidents.