Demonstrations to continue in Sri Lanka

Colombo, A new prime minister has taken office in Sri Lanka, which is in deep economic and political crisis, but protests will continue in the country and the opposition’s no-confidence motion against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will also be discussed in Parliament. After the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa from the post of Prime Minister, the protesters are now demanding the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Significantly, after the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Unity government is being formed, with Ranil Wickremesinghe as the prime minister.

Talking to the media for the first time after becoming the Prime Minister, Wickremesinghe said- ‘Gota Go Gama’ movement should continue. Me and the police will not intervene to stop this movement. Significantly, Gama means village. People demanding Gotabaya’s resignation are demanding that he return to his village. People have been agitating for more than a month against inflation and poor economic condition.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that no decision has been taken yet on the formation of the new cabinet. Ranil Wickremesinghe said after becoming the Prime Minister that his government would have much better relations with India. He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the financial help of Sri Lanka in financial crisis. On Friday, a day after he became the Prime Minister, India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay met him and discussed the current situation in Sri Lanka, which is facing economic crisis.

Baglay is said to be the first foreign ambassador to meet Wickremesinghe after taking over as the prime minister. United National Party leader Wickremesinghe was on Thursday sworn in as the 26th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, expressing his intention to bail out Sri Lanka’s debt-ridden economy and end the political deadlock.

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