On May 05, 2002, Some students of the Inter-University of Sri Lanka protested outside of Parliament in Colombo. As per the report, the protest was for the resignation of the president and the government for the Economic crisis. Gotabaya Rajapaksa Sri Lankan President declared a state of emergency.
This is not the first time Rajapaksa declared an emergency, On 1st April citizens had done a mass protest opposite his residence. He declared an emergency at that time also and revoked it on 5th April.