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Where will Sri Lanka go now?

Due to financial troubles, people mobilized vigorously against the government. As a result, the chair of the Rajapaksa family was shaken. Yet no one is ready to believe that the influence of this family has come to an end.

The solution to Sri Lanka’s economic crisis is not easy. At the moment, the country is diving between instability and uncertainty. Due to financial troubles, people mobilized vigorously against the government. As a result, the chair of the ruling Rajapaksa family has been shaken. Although President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is still in office, many of his family members have had to step away from power. For now, the Rajapaksa family seems to be surrounded. But can it be said that the Rajapaksa family has sunk? This question is important because this family is responsible for bringing Sri Lanka to this condition. The fame of this family has been so much that many people still believe that it can be returned. For this the Rajapaksa family has shown finesse. He has made the Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremesinghe a shield. Ranil Rajapakse is said to have been instrumental in revamping the brand for the time being.

Many members of the Rajapaksa family have gone into the background for the time being. Among them is former Prime Minister Mahind Rajapakse. Also missing from the scene is Basil Rajapaksa, who was the country’s finance minister before the current crisis started. Basil is the brother of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. It is said that there are 39 people in the Rajapaksa family, who were associated with power in some form or the other. Six members held the highest government posts. It is said that around 70 percent of the country’s budget was under his jurisdiction. Now only Goybaya is in power. But it is believed that convincing Ranil Wickremesinghe to become the Prime Minister is a major success of the Rajapaksa family. With him becoming the Prime Minister, now all the attention has shifted to him. Now discussions are being held on such questions whether Ranil Sarkar will be able to bring the country out of the trough of economic plight. This has given Rajapaksa time to breathe. And from here the ground for the return of this family can be prepared.

Shubham Bangwal

Shubham Bangwal is a Senior Journalist at You can follow him on Twitter @sb_0fficial
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