Videos are emerging of the Sri Lankan military denying citizens gasoline at gunpoint while the country descends into chaos.
In one video, a wall of Sri Lankan men can be seen coming face to face with the nation’s military, who are fully equipped with military-grade weapons and guarding a gas station.
Army in fuel stations in Sri Lanka after the govt. decision to ban the sale of petrol and diesel to non-essential vehicles. Source: https://t.co/ncfpTnnShm pic.twitter.com/JW77zalE17 — Wittgenstein (@backtolife_2023) July 2, 2022
“The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) expresses its gravest concerns at the current situation at fuel stations throughout the country and the reports of several incidents of conflicts…” writes the BASL in a letter addressed to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.