Events are changing rapidly in the midst of the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka. At this time the boat of Sri Lanka is stuck in the vortex. Now the political crisis in the country has also deepened. The Mahindra Rajapakse government has come down to a minority.
In the country’s capital Colombo, members of the Chefs Guild have taken to the road to save the tourism industry, while the Sri Lankan government has announced the closure of the embassies of Norway and Iraq.
Government in minority, deepened political crisis
In fact, the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Party (SLPP) has 117 MPs in the 225-member Sri Lankan parliament, while its ally SLFP has 15 members. At the same time, 14 other MPs from 10 parties are involved with this alliance.
Sri Lanka’s opposition party SJB has 54 MPs. Apart from this, TNA has 10 members and others have 15 members. After the split in the ruling party, the SLPP is now left with only 105 MPs. The number of dissatisfied MPs in the ruling parties has increased to 41, with the possibility of increasing it further.
Finance Minister resigns a day after the appointment
Sri Lanka’s new Finance Minister Ali Sabri submitted his resignation on Tuesday, a day after his appointment. Let us tell you, a day earlier, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had appointed Sabri after sacking his brother Basil Rajapaksa. Sabri was among the four ministers appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday.
Sri Lanka to close embassies of Norway, Iraq
The Sri Lankan government has announced that the embassies of Norway and Iraq will be closed from 30 April. Along with this, the consulate in Australia will also be closed from 30 April.
people on the street in Colombo
Members of the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka have started a protest in Colombo. The Chairman of the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka said that we are here to represent the many stakeholders in the tourism industry that have been affected. We need to save the tourism industry in the country.
Demand the resignation of the president
Sri Lankan protesters are demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He says that there has been an economic crisis in the country due to which the price of food, fuel and medicines is increasing day by day, so the President should resign. Protesters gathered outside the Independence Memorial Hall and the office of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo, demanding the president’s resignation.
Resignation of all cabinet ministers except PM and President
Let us tell you, except Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, all the ministers of the cabinet have resigned from their posts. Even Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Namal Rajapaksa has resigned from all his portfolios.
After the resignation, Namal Rajapaksa said in a tweet that I have informed the President about my resignation from all departments with immediate effect, I hope that this will help the people and the Government of Sri Lanka to establish stability in the country Your Excellency President and Prime Minister will help. Me and my party are committed to our voters.