As the economic crisis deepens in Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will resign on July 13 as announced by the speaker of the parliament, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena. Protestors throng the Presidential palace, official residence of the Prime Minister and their private homes.
Sri Lanka witnessed violent protests at the capital Colombo when protestors set Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s residence on fire. Protesters have occupied the Sri Lankan presidential and prime ministerial residences and said that they will remain until both leaders officially resign. The whereabouts of both the President and the Prime Minster is unknown. Military officials claim that the President had left his official residence as a precautionary measure after a massive rally of citizens protesting against the steep rise in prices of the essential commodities.
The multitude of protesting citizens thronged the official and private residences of the president and the prime minister after a massive rally in Colombo on 9th July 2022. People of the island with population of 22 million ( 2.2 crores) began their protest against the government since April 2022 after the country was struck with the balance of payment problems.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also said he would step down following protests on 9 July 2022, in which his private residence was set on fire.
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has just been appointed Acting President. State of emergency declared in Sri Lanka as the President with his wife and body guards flees to Male in Maldives in air force plane amid continuing massive prostests against the government over the economic crisis. Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is the […]
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