Colombo: The Speaker of the Parliament has announced that Ranil Wickremesinghe has been appointed as the interim President of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s people have suffered greatly since independence due to unprecedented price hikes, shortages of food, fuel and essential commodities. Enraged citizens gathered in millions and entered the Sri Lankan President’s House in Colombo last Saturday. They smashed all the things there.
Later this morning, he left Sri Lanka’s military aircraft Antonov-32 for the neighboring Maldives. A group of his wife and a bodyguard accompanied him, resident officials told the AP news agency. At 3:00 a.m. local time in the Maldives today, Gotabaya’s flight arrived in the capital city of Male. Also, his brother and former finance minister Basil Rajapakse is said to have left the country.
Meanwhile, after Gotabaya fled to the Maldives, the struggle in Sri Lanka has intensified again. The police are trying to disperse the crowd by firing tear gas at the protesters. A state of emergency has been declared in Sri Lanka as many people besieged the Prime Minister’s office. In this situation, the Speaker of the Parliament has announced that Ranil Wickramasinghe has been appointed as the interim President of Sri Lanka. Confusion continues there as the Speaker has announced that Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Ranil as the interim president. Meanwhile, Gotabaya Rajapakse, who has taken refuge in the Maldives, is planning to flee to Dubai, according to reports. An interim president has been appointed to facilitate settling in Dubai while Sri Lanka remains president.