In Sri Lanka, political turmoil has intensified amid the Emergency. Late on Sunday night, the entire cabinet of the country resigned with immediate effect. The country’s Education Minister and leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardene said that the cabinet was informed about it.
He said all 26 ministers, except President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, submitted their resignations to the Sri Lankan PM. However, he has not given any reason for this collective resignation of the cabinet.
PM’s son first resigned
Before the cabinet’s resignation, the country’s sports minister and PM Rajapaksa’s son Namal Rajapaksa had resigned from all his portfolios. About an hour after, further ministers tendered their concessions. The letter of resignation of the cabinet will now be handed over to the PM, which will be handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. It is being said that a new wardrobe will be included in the coming days.
More than 650 people were arrested in the capital Colombo on Sunday for protesting against the government. They were taking out a march against the government by breaking the curfew to protest against the economic crisis.
Social media platforms have also been banned in Sri Lanka. After this, on Sunday, all the social media platforms in the country including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Instagram, were out of service. NetBlocks, an internet watchdog, gave this information. On the other hand, army and police personnel are guarding the capital Colombo so that the atmosphere does not deteriorate.
India expands its hand to Sri Lanka’s help
India is extending help to Sri Lanka, which is facing an economic crisis. India had sent an oil tanker to help Sri Lanka, which is reeling under a fuel crisis, which reached Sri Lanka on Saturday. India is now preparing to send a consignment of 40,000 tons of rice to Sri Lanka. India will transmit at most nominal 300,000 tons of quantities of rice to Sri Lanka in 2022. This will increase supplies in Sri Lanka, which could lead to lower prices in the country.
The President declared a state of emergency.
Amid the deepening economic crisis in Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency on Friday. The government also imposed a 36-hour curfew from 6 pm on Saturday to 6 am on Monday.
The order said that the decision had been taken for the security of the country and for the maintenance of the supply of essential services. Since then, security has been increased across the country. Shops were opened in the capital Colombo on Saturday amid an army deployment so that people could buy essentials.
If India doesn’t help, we’ll have ended up with: Former Sri Lankan finance minister.
A condition of crisis has been assessed in Sri Lanka. On this, former minister of the country, Dr. Harsha D’Silva, while talking to Bhaskar, said that if India had not sent help, we would have ended. He said that the Gotabaya government has left no stone unturned to ruin the country.