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Sri Lanka Crisis: The court has imposed this stay in view of the ongoing investigation into the attack on anti-government protesters in Colombo last week.
Sri Lanka (Sri LankaIn the midst of the ongoing economic and political crisis, a court in the country on Thursday ordered former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa (Mahinda Rajapaksa), his son Namal Rajapaksa and 15 others barred from leaving the country (Travel Ban) installed. The court had granted this stay last week in Colombo (Colombo) in view of the ongoing investigation into the attack on anti-government protesters.
The Fort magistrate’s court has banned him from going abroad in view of the investigation into the attacks on Monday’s Gotagogama and Minagogama protest sites, the News First website reported.
These people will come under the purview of the ban
According to the news, those who have been banned from leaving the country include MP Johnson Fernando, Pavitra Vannirachchi, Sanjeeva Idirimane, Kanchana Jayaratne, Rohita Abegunawardena, CB Ratnayke, Sampath Atukorala, Renuka Perera, Sanath Nishant, Senior DIG Deshbandhu Tennekoon.
Attorney General had demanded
Earlier, the Attorney General had requested a ban on the travel of these 17 people abroad. He had argued before the court that his presence in Sri Lanka was necessary in connection with the investigation into the Gotagogama and Minagogama demonstration sites. He said that it appears that these people had hatched a conspiracy to attack.
Violence broke out in the country
Significantly, on Monday, violence erupted across the country after Mahinda Rajapaksa’s supporters attacked peacefully protesting anti-government protesters. Anti-government protesters are demanding the resignation of the Rajapaksa family-led government in view of the economic crisis, food shortage in the country.
Ranil Wickremesinghe may become the next Prime Minister of the country
At the same time, former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who holds only one seat in Sri Lanka’s 225-member parliament, can become the next Prime Minister of the country. Such a claim was made in the news on Thursday amid a major economic crisis in the country.
The 73-year-old United National Party (UNP) leader spoke to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday and is likely to meet him again on Thursday. Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Thursday that parliament would consider abolishing the executive presidential system, amid heavy pressure from the public and opposition to resign over the country’s worst economic crisis. This move will curb their powers.
Abolishing the presidential system of governance and replacing it with a system that strengthens constitutional democracy has been one of the main demands of the opposition. Presidential system of government is in force in the country since 1978.
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