Sri Lanka, Political Crisis, Level 3: Supply bottlenecks due to economic crisis – Sri Lanka [Update 4]

Update 2022-04-01: Several security forces were injured in the protests near the residence of the Sri Lankan President. At least 54 people were arrested as well. According to media reports the curfew put in place overnight was lifted. On Thursday night (31 March, local time), protesters lit tyres on fire and barricaded a main road into the capital. Before the protests, diesel was unavavailable at petrol stations across the country. Also, a road between Puttalam and Chilaw was blocked at a filling station near Madurankuliya on Friday morning (1 April, local time).

Update 2022-03-31 (2): According to media reports, Sri Lankan authorities imposed a curfew on the police districts of Colombo North, Colombo South, Colombo Central and Nugegoda early on Friday morning (1 April, local time). This followed violent protests. Details on the length of the measure have not yet been released.

Update 2022-03-31 (1): According to media reports, hundreds of protesters attempted to storm the residence of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo on Thursday (31 March). Security forces deployed tear gas and water cannons.