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Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe: Amidst the deepening economic crisis in Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe has been appointed as the new Prime Minister. Now they have to work to get the country out of this crisis.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka President Gotabaya RajapaksaThe country got its new Prime Minister a day after the address made in the midst of economic crisis and civil war-like situation. Whose name is Ranil Wickremasinghe (Ranil Wickremesinghe, They have only one seat in the 225-member parliament. Those who now not only have to bring the fragile economy back on a fit track, but also reduce the unrest spread in the country. Wickremesinghe has been the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka four times. He was removed from the post by the then President Maithripala Sirisena in October 2018. But after two months he was reinstated.
Wickremesinghe, 73, told the media that the country is going through a crisis and there is a need to get out of it. He said, ‘The first step would be to go to the Prime Minister’s Office. We have an economic action plan and important ministers will be appointed soon. On the other hand, there is a demand for the arrest of Mahinda Rajapaksa, who resigned from the post of Prime Minister on 9 May. He has been accused of inciting the violence in which eight people died. Rajapaksa and his family are currently taking shelter at the Trincomalee Naval Base. What happened on Thursday in Sri Lanka, let us know here in 5 points.
- Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been appointed as the new Prime Minister amid the economic crisis. This decision was taken in a closed-door meeting held by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday. Wickremesingh has taken oath as the Prime Minister.
- Sri Lankan court has imposed travel ban on former PM Mahinda Rajapakse, his son Namal Rajapaksa and 15 others. This decision has been taken in view of the investigation against them for the deadly attack on anti-government protesters in Colombo. Namal said, my father will not run away from Sri Lanka. He said Rajapaksa would cooperate in the investigation related to the violence.
- The political crisis in Sri Lanka ended when Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa accepted the President’s invitation to form the government. But some conditions were also implied in it. Premadasa demanded the resignation of President Gothaya Rajapaksa and called for the abolition of the post of working president.
- As soon as the Prime Minister’s position is resolved, the Parliament of Sri Lanka has decided to discuss the no-confidence motion against President Gotabaya on 17 May. According to local media reports of Sri Lanka, after the proposal is approved by the Parliament, it will be debated.
- Sri Lanka’s stock index was closed for two days due to violence and volatility. It has increased by 3 per cent after recent political events. Sri Lanka is on the verge of bankruptcy due to lack of foreign exchange. There is no money left for imports here. Foreign exchange reserves are depleted. People have been struggling for months for essential items like food, cooking gas, fuel and medicine. Because of this, a situation like civil war arose here. People came out to protest against the government in anger and continuously demanded the resignation of the government.
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