Sri Lanka Crisis: Talks to End Political Deadlock After Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Resigns

Colombo, May 11: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will meet with the ruling opposition and the main opposition SJB on Wednesday to end the political impasse after the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

After nearly two days of political impasse, stakeholders are engaged in lengthy talks to appoint Mahinda Rajapaksa’s successor. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns.

Mahinda, 76, resigned as prime minister on Monday in the nation’s unprecedented economic turmoil and imposed a national curfew on authorities hours after his supporters attacked rebels. He urged the capital to deploy troops. The attack caused widespread violence against Rajapaksa politicians.

“We will discuss more today (Wednesday). Anura Yapa, a senior leader of an independent group split from the ruling SLPP coalition, told PTI.

Major opposition Samagi Jana Balaw (SJB), ruling opposition, and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa have met with less success over the past two days, sources said.

“This is the time when all Sri Lankans work together to overcome economic, social and political challenges. I have all #Srilankans racial and religious discord. We strongly urge you to reject destructive attempts to push you towards. It is imperative to promote moderation, forgiveness and coexistence, “the president said on Twitter.

According to parliamentary sources, Chairman Mahinda Yapa Abeywalden has difficulty planning to hold a party leader meeting on the reconvening of parliament by next week’s scheduled date as parties raise security issues in the current volatile situation. ing.

Speakers select online conference. The main opposition handed over an untrustworthy motion to the government. But the speaker, he said, was no longer relevant because the government had already resigned.

A motion to complain to the president was put up in the order, but Abeywalden said it was useless because the president was not bound by the consequences.

According to political sources, President Mahinda Rajapaksa will meet one-on-one with opposition leader Sajith Premadasa and former United National Party Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

According to the speaker, both the independent group and former President Maithripala Sirisena’s SLFP were able to provide external support for Premadasa to become interim prime minister and then implement other reforms.

However, the SJB has pointed out that Premadasa is seeking the resignation of the president to agree to become the interim prime minister. The SJB has only 54 seats in a rally of 225 members and can deposit another 50 or more seats from opponents in the bank to take charge of national affairs.

A group of protesters gathered around a naval base in the East Harbor area of ​​Trincomalee, claiming that Mahinda had evacuated there. There are increasing demands for his arrest for inciting his allegations of mobs who continued to attack rebels seeking to resign from the Rajapaksa family, including President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

At least eight people were killed, more than 250 were injured, and numerous property owned by ruling politicians was fired.

President Gotabaya has called on the people to stop “acts of violence and revenge” against them, and the political and political and nations facing the worst economic crisis since Sri Lanka’s independence from Britain in 1948. I vowed to deal with the financial crisis.

Part of the cause of the crisis is a shortage of foreign currency, which cannot afford to pay for staple food and fuel imports, leading to serious shortages and very high prices. Since April 9, thousands of demonstrators have hit the streets of Sri Lanka.

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