I adore Indians who have the patience to trust the Prime Minister of the nation even in the face of an unprecedented economic crisis – Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who resigned due to the ongoing protests in Sri Lanka.
A polimer news card has gone viral after Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned as Prime Minister following a series of popular protests against the regime in Sri Lanka, saying, “I adore Indians who have patience and trust in the Prime Minister in the face of economic crisis.”
What is the truth?
The people of Sri Lanka, affected by the continuing economic crisis, have been fighting in the streets since April 9, demanding the resignation of the Rajapaksa family, including President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has not resolved the country’s crisis.
Supporters of Mahinda Rajapakse rallied and clashed with protesters who raised their voices against the ruling government in Colombo. Many have been seriously injured in these clashes.
Mahinda Rajapaksa sent a resignation letter to the President on May 9. On the same day, Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ancestral home was set on fire by protesters. It is said that the Rajapaksa family is planning to flee Sri Lanka.
In such a scenario, Mahinda Rajapaksa would not have the opportunity to comment on the situation in India. So when we searched the Facebook page of Polymer News about the news being spread, no such news card was published on May 9th.
“Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on May 9. Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned amid protests against the Sri Lankan government”, says the original news card. The original card has been edited with the fake message.
Earlier, a fake news card was circulated that Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had similarly spoken about India.
In our search, the viral news card that claims “Mahinda Rajapaksa said he adores Indians who have patience and trust in the Prime Minister of the country despite the unprecedented economic crisis” is found to be fake.