What is happening in Sri Lanka, which has never happened in any of our South Asian nations. Due to the fear of the public, the President and the Prime Minister have to run away and hide somewhere, has this ever happened in any country of this Indian sub-continent? In many of our neighboring countries, military coups, internal rebellions and constitutional crises have led to changes in power, but in Sri Lanka, thousands of people stormed into the Rashtrapati Bhavan and set the prime minister’s private residence on fire.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesingh had to announce their resignations. The people of Sri Lanka, the people, the army and the police also left these leaders. Neither opened fire to save the burning house of the Prime Minister nor did they hurl sticks at those who threw the President’s shoes and trunks into the air. Thousands of these people had gathered from the capital Colombo and beyond.
When there is a shortage of petrol in Sri Lanka and private vehicles are not able to ply, how did these people come? These people have reached Rashtrapati Bhavan after walking dozens of miles. His anger had already been perceived by the ruling authorities. For the last three months, Sri Lanka has been mired in an unprecedented crisis. Inflation and unemployment were skyrocketing. This country of only 1.25 billion people is drowning in the debt of trillions of dollars. 75 percent of the people are not getting enough food even on a daily basis.
Those who could escape fled in boats. The leader, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who had become Sri Lanka’s superhero because he was credited with destroying Tamil terrorism, had to resign as Prime Minister on 9 May and now his brother Gotabaya announced his resignation on 13 July. Is. In this government, five members of the Rajapaksa family were running a family dictatorship by holding high positions. Such family dictatorship is not heard in any democratic country.
He made many very serious economic and political decisions without much deliberation. No one paid any heed to the warnings of the opponents. He also shrugged off warnings from international financial institutions. He changed the prime minister and also changed many ministers. But this change also did not work. Now even if an all-party government is formed, what will it do?
At this time Sri Lanka is in need of tremendous economic support. If India wants, it can adopt this neighboring country for some time in this hour of crisis. This country is equal to any small province of India. The Buddhist and Tamil people of Sri Lanka will remember this favor to India for centuries.