TE24 International Desk:
After President Gotabaya Rajapaksa enacted the “Ashraf Ghani” law and fled to Male, causing economic unrest in the island nation, leftist protesters put more pressure on the streets to bring about political change. The threat of violence is growing in Sri Lanka today.
Six candidates for Sri Lanka’s presidency will be billed in a parliamentary vote on July 19, but they are not in the majority or even willing to take control of the country in question. The worst situation is when former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is considered very close to the embarrassing Rajapaksa, seems to have Western support and so he is the unanimous candidate.
Sri Lanka is now a country that has gone bankrupt due to the food and energy crisis, but Gotabaya tried to get a visa to the United States all Tuesday, but to no avail. Gotabaya renounced US citizenship and became President of Sri Lanka. Since New Delhi is with the people of Sri Lanka, he tried to send tents to India, but again did not succeed.
Gotabaya died with his family on Tuesday night, despite international advice to stay where he was after a one-hour flight on a Russian AN-32 medium-sized plane of the Sri Lanka Air Force. It is understood.
Since Gotabaya is still officially the President of Sri Lanka, he met Chairman Mohammad Nasheed at the airport. He fled to Sri Lanka in 2012. He reportedly sent a letter to the speaker of parliament before leaving Colombo to resign as president. The speakers also approached the Rajapaksa.
After Gotabaya leaves Sri Lanka, protesters, led by former Prime Minister Mahinda, will press the Immigration Bureau not to allow the Rajapaksa dynasty to flee. Mahinda is considered close to China and, like his younger brother Basil, is still under military protection in Colombo. Contrary to media reports, Basil, the former foreign minister, prevented protesters from fleeing to Dubai on an Emirates flight on Monday night.