Impeached President, Escape or Military Coup: What Can Happen in Sri Lanka

Impeached President, Escape or Military Coup: What Can Happen in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa opposes a call to resign and establishes a new government instead after eight people have died in a months-long crisis escalation over food and fuel shortages in this week’s violent clash. I promised that.

“We will give the new government and the new prime minister an opportunity to start a new program to move the country forward,” he added in a television speech, adding that he would discuss restraining executive branch with all political parties after stability is restored. .. ..

Gotabaya Rajapaksa extends national curfew until Thursday morning after government supporters launched an attack on Monday demanding the expulsion of protesters who had been camp in downtown Colombo for weeks. bottom. Opponents of Mr. Rajapaxa then attacked ruling party lawmakers, burning some of their homes and urging them to effectively hide in key families.

His brother Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned as prime minister, leading to the dissolution of the cabinet, leaving no government to negotiate with the International Monetary Fund and creditors for this year’s $ 8.6 billion debt. Transactions are essential to stabilize the country’s finances and help the government provide essential commodities to the island nation’s 22 million people.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has refused to resign, and the opposition has declined the Unity Government’s offer without a constitutional amendment that undermines the president’s powers.