Gotabaya Rajapaksa Sacks Brother as FM, Sri Lanka Economic Crisis Latest Update: In a news release published late on Tuesday Rajapaksa lifted the emergency rule order that was in effect on Friday.
Sri Lankan Catholic nuns protest against the country’s economic woes in Colombo. An array composed of Sri Lankan governing party lawmakers have called for the establishment of an interim government warning that failing to act will cause violence and chaos protesters continue to call for an end to Rajapaksa’s rule in the worst economic crisis in Sri Lanka since the last decade. (Photo:AP/PTI)
Sri Lanka Crisis Latest News In a late-night change, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has revoked the status of emergency declared in the country. This was just moments after his government lost the majority in parliament following the departure of more than 41 lawmakers quit the coalition. Despite numerous resignations, the protests aren’t going away. People have taken to the streets across the island , demanding Gotabaya, Rajapaksa and his older brother Mahinda Rajapaksa to step down. While there hasn’t been any news about the next move, many believe that the President could eliminate his brother from the position of Premier Minister and pick an alternative. The other possibility is to hold an election in a snap.
Following the IMF after the IMF, now it is the United Nations has also reacted to Sri Lanka’s crisis. Lankan crisis. Its Human Rights Council of UN stated that it is monitoring the situation’s deterioration’very attentively.’ Sri Lanka has been previously criticized for its human rights violations. The public uproar could lead to complete chaos in the event that a political solution isn’t formulated soon enough, according to many.