Gotabaya Rajapaksa went into hiding for a few days after the people got angry and ransacked the President’s House and the Prime Minister’s house, saying that the ruling Rajapaksa family was the main reason for the situation in Sri Lanka, which is stuck in an unprecedented economic crisis.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country early Wednesday morning with his family amid widespread protests and expected to resign as president today.
At the same time, a large-scale protest has erupted against Gotabaya Rajapakse, who is taking refuge in the Maldives, and demanding his departure. In this case, reports say that the island of Maldives will not collapse, and they are going to Singapore from Maldives.
In this case, the Sri Lankan capital has now become a protest zone. This impact has been felt not only in Colombo but across the country. It has not become a field of political protest, but a field of struggle for the people, a field for the people.
All forces are said to be on standby to quell the protesters. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has also issued an order to arrest the protesters.
The Speaker of Parliament announced the selection of Ranil Wickremesinghe as the official interim President of Sri Lanka. Parliament will meet on the 15th. Following this, it is said that the new president will be chosen in the MPs meeting on 20th.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who has not been seen in public since last Friday, announced his decision to step down as president on Wednesday to pave the way for a unity government.
He made the decision to resign after thousands of protesters besieged his and the prime minister’s official residences on Saturday.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who had agreed to resign today, fled to the Maldives with his wife. It is in this situation that the protest in Colombo has intensified today.