Sri Lanka crisis Sri Lanka is taking a serious turn. People are also struggling to get food and drink. Sri Lankan people amid state of emergency want to There is daily opposition that the Rajapaksa family should give up power. Amid dire situation, political tensions escalate, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to address nation tonight are ready.
Efforts are on to improve the situation amid the political crisis triggered by the economic crisis. Local media claim that Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will address the nation tonight. His remarks come at a time when all efforts to form an all-party interim government to deal with the economic crisis in Sri Lanka have so far failed. Talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his ruling Sri Lankan coalition of independent parliamentarians from Poduja’s Paramuna (SLPP) were inconclusive.
Discussion with a coalition of 11 parties
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has called for a coalition of 11 parties, including 42 independent lawmakers, to discuss the country’s deteriorating economic situation. Vasudev Nanayakara, a member of the independent group, said on Monday, “We discussed our letter, which contained 11 points on our proposal. The talks will continue.” He and 41 others announced their departure from the ruling coalition last week. But refused to join the opposition.
Anura Yapa, another member of the independent group, said before the meeting with Gotabaya Rajapakse that she had met main opposition leader Sajith Premadasa in the presence of former President Maithripala Sirisena. Anura Yapa said, “Both sides talked but to no avail.”
There will be further delay in the appointment of the remaining ministers.
Government sources said that there would be further delay in the appointment of the remaining 26 cabinet members. The Rajapaksa government has appointed only four ministers since the resignation of the entire cabinet last week. All this is happening at a time when Sri Lanka is going through its worst economic crisis since independence from Britain in 1948.
Anti-government protests demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa continued on Monday. A protester said, “It is the new generation which is protesting here. We want to be held accountable for all the political mistakes made in the last 74 years since independence. People are believed to gather outside the capital Colombo on April 13 and 14 to celebrate the National New Year.
In many places people also came out in support of Rajapaksa.
In some parts of the country people also gathered in support of Rajapaksa. He appealed to the Rajapaksa family to remain in power. “We thank the President for vaccinating us to save our lives from the global pandemic,” a supporter wrote on the placard.
Large numbers of people in Sri Lanka have been protesting for weeks over prolonged power cuts and lack of gas, food and other basic supplies. The president and his older brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, have remained in power despite their politically powerful family being the center of public outcry.
Defending the government’s move, the President said that his government is not responsible for the foreign exchange crisis and the main reason for the economic slowdown was the global pandemic, which mainly affected the foreign exchange coming into the country through tourism. .