Public outrage against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa has seen a rapid rise on social media.
Anger against the Rajapaksas has been growing on social media after the power cuts, fuel and gas shortages continued. Social media users, including a number of prominent personalities, have openly criticized the Rajapaksa administration on social media over the current state of affairs.
Meanwhile, public demonstrations are set to continue against the Government with a ‘white cloth’ campaign to be launched tomorrow. The white cloth campaign being launched outside the Nelum Pokuna theatre will see white cloth being tied on the side mirrors of vehicles. Organisers said that the campaign, to be launched at 5pm tomorrow (Saturday), will see a chain reaction with more and more motorists tying white cloth on the side mirrors during the coming week, as a mark of protest.
Candlelight protests are also continuing in several parts of the country. On Wednesday night motorists tooted their horns in protest against the Rajapaksa administration. Meanwhile, some shopping malls and supermarkets were in complete darkness yesterday after they ran out of fuel to operate their generators. Liberty Plaza, a leading mall in Colombo was without power last morning with shop owners being informed that there was no diesel to operate the generators. Shop owners at Liberty Plaza told Daily Mirror that their businesses took a serious hit as a result of the power crisis.