Gotabaya Rajapaksa is Sri Lankan military officer and politician who served as secretary to the Ministry of Defense (2005–15) during the final years of the country’s civil war and later he became president in 2019. Rajapaksa played an instrumental role in bringing the civil war (1983–2009) to an end through an escalation in violence. He has since been accused of war crimes and human rights violations but has eluded investigation.
Reason behind his resignation
President of Sri Lanka will resign due to protest against terrible crisis. He is agreed to step down as a president of the country after mob of protesters vexed over nation ‘s grave economic crisis. Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena notify Rajapaksa that leaders have decided that you leave office. President agreed over this decision. Yet the politician will remain in the office until Wednesday.
“He asked me to inform the country that he will make his resignation on Wednesday the 13th because there is a need to hand over power peacefully,” Abeywardena said.
The opposition’s take
The opposition councilman Rauff Hakeem said unity of people talk to speaker to bring interim Government. Crowd of people reached to the residence of the president, the video shows the group of people strike to accommodation of the leader. The political leader lives in Colombo. The mob cleared that they want resignation of both Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Tension among countrymen
During the protest the Rajapaksa was not available. Mohan Samaranayake said we have no information about the president. Protesters entered the house, and put it on fire, When the incursion happened the prime minister was not available at the residence.
It became clear that the protesters want immediate departure of Wickremesinghe but the politician leader said he will not abdicate until the new government is formed. Later Ahead he said it is fuel crisis, food shortage, in the country, we have many problems to be discussed with the IMF, hence he cleared that before he resign the new government should be formed. Ahead He suggested president to have single party, when the opposition discussing emergence of a new administration.
In a thinking that new prime minister will ease crumple economy Rajapaksa decided to make him prime minister in may. But due to shortage of commodities, and bad governance the people patience wore thin, also the prices of medicine and cooking gas which has increased during the time.
Aid from other countries
The country Sri Lanka depends upon a help from india, the nation is also to taking to International Monetary Fund. They are talking to organization for food from aircraft. The protesters alleged the president for bad governance, and pull down his political dynasty which is two decades long. The brother of the politician resign in may after aggressive protest and he seek safety at naval base.
Many dissident plunge into the capital on Saturday, follows with curfew, people reached the place through buses and trains. People tried to enter the seaside office. During the tussle 34 people got hurt, including two police officers. According to Colombo National Hospital, two of faced critical injury while other had minor wound.
Chaos & force
At protest outside the prime minister’s home, four reporters got hospitalized. Medical council said no mass casualties will be handled because of minimum resources. one of important Buddhist leader Ven. Omalpe Sobitha. He urged to make interim president.
Sri Lanka became bankrupt in may, the total dept amount increased $51 billion, of which it must repay $28 billion by the end of 2027, Julie Chung asked people to protest peacefully.
“Chaos & force will not fix the economy or bring the political stability that Sri Lankans need right now,” Chung tweeted.
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