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Sri Lankan political parties not ready to accept Ranil Wickremesinghe as President

Sri Lanka Crisis: Sri Lanka is facing the worst economic crisis in 70 years. Due to this, political upheaval is also going on there. CNN-News18 quoted sources as saying that political parties in Sri Lanka are not ready to accept Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the new President.

Meanwhile, top sources said India is closely watching the situation and wants the “system to remain intact”.

The country with a population of 22 million people is passing through the worst phase in seven decades. Sri Lanka is short of foreign exchange, leaving the country unable to pay for essential imports of fuel and other essentials. In the midst of these conditions, the public is on the streets.

There was a serious protest in the country for the resignation of the government led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa escaped from his official residence on Friday.

According to the Constitution of Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister automatically becomes the President after the current President resigns. Sources said his impeachment is under serious consideration.

A group of protesters gathered at Wickremesinghe’s private residence on Saturday and set it on fire. He then offered to resign to make way for an allparty government.

The Prime Minister’s media department said Wickremesinghe would resign once an all-party government was formed and a majority in Parliament was secured. His office said Wickremesinghe would continue as prime minister till then.

Sources said that political parties are not ready to accept a President who does not have support and does not have a single MP in Parliament.

Meanwhile, top sources in the Indian government said,”The Indian government wants what is good for their country and the people of Sri Lanka. The Indian government is always available for any help and support to the people of Sri Lanka.”

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