The protesters have climbed the wall of the Prime Minister’s residence. The security personnel are firing tear gas shells to stop them.
The situation in Sri Lanka is deteriorating after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country. In view of the fierce demonstration of the protesters, emergency has been imposed here. The protesters have reached the Parliament and the PM’s office. The security personnel are firing tear gas shells to stop them. Let us tell you that after the news of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaving the country, there is tremendous anger among the general public. The Prime Minister’s Office informed media organizations that a state of emergency has been imposed in the country and a curfew has been imposed in the Western Province.
Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed as Acting President
Ranil Wickremesinghe, former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and Member of Parliament, has been made the Acting President. Explain that under the Constitution of Sri Lanka, if both the President and the Prime Minister resign, the Speaker of the Parliament will serve as the Acting President for a maximum period of 30 days. Parliament will elect a new Speaker from amongst its members within 30 days, who will hold office for the remaining two years of the current term.
President is exempted from arrest in Sri Lanka
Actually, the President posted in Sri Lanka is exempted from arrest. In such a situation, it is believed that Gotabaya Rajapaksa wanted to run abroad before resigning. He feared that Gotabaya might be arrested as soon as he resigned. Let us tell you, Gotabaya was to submit his resignation today.
Air Force confirms Gotabaya’s escape to Maldives
The Sri Lankan Air Force has confirmed that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has left for the Maldives with his wife. The Sri Lankan Air Force, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and at the request of the government, provided the President, his wife and two security officials an aircraft early today to fly to the Maldives, the statement said.
Sri Lankan political parties intensify efforts to form an all-party government
Sri Lanka’s political parties have stepped up efforts to form an all-party government and a new president will be elected on 20 July to prevent the subsequent bankrupt nation from spiraling into chaos.