The State Of Emergency In Troubled Sri Lanka – The Interim President Again Declared

The State Of Emergency In Troubled Sri Lanka:  Acting Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has declared a state of emergency in the country. This was informed in an official notification published on Sunday.

President Again Declared The State Of Emergency In Troubled Sri Lanka

It is stated that the administration is willing to reduce the internal unrest in the country and deal with the country’s economic crisis.

Sri Lanka Declares State Of Emergency

“It is expedient to do so in the interest of public safety, in the interest of maintaining public order, and for the maintenance of essential supplies and services for the life of the people of the country,” the notification added.

Sri Lanka’s ousted president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, fled abroad last week to escape a coup against his government. He said he had taken “all possible steps” to avert an economic crisis engulfing Sri Lanka.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation was accepted in Parliament on Friday. Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Colombo a week ago. They occupied the official residence and office of the President. He then fled first to the Maldives and then to Singapore.

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Sri Lanka’s parliament met on Saturday to begin the process of electing a new president. Some fuel has arrived to provide some relief to the crisis-torn country.

Rajapaksa’s ally Wickramasinghe is a contender for a full term in the presidency. But the protesters demanded that he step down from the government. This is likely to fuel further unrest if he is elected.

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