blog on the situation in Sri Lanka after the flight of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa from the country amid the economic and political crisis

The gold Lanka of that time, the Lanka of Kubera, the Lanka of Ravana was destroyed. Ravana snatched Lanka of gold from his brother Kuber, then Hanuman burned Lanka due to the misdeeds of Ravana and Maryada Purushottam Rama, an incarnation of Vishnu himself, killed Ravana and put Vibhishana in power. Now the forced, helpless and angry peoples themselves have destroyed and almost inactivated the government of Ravana by burning it.

Today’s Sri Lanka, despite being one of the smallest countries in the world, stood on the line of prosperous nations, but due to personal gain, selfishness and voluntary ignorance of government officials, Sri Lanka has ruined it. all. The way in which countless hungry and unemployed citizens have attacked, set fire to, vandalized the buildings of the Prime Minister and the President in the past is enough to open the eyes of world leaders who are intoxicated by the power of ordinary citizens. they understand nothing more than insects and, instead of doing them good, continue to annoy them with their vicious journeys.

The situation in Sri Lanka has become such that after a few days when historians investigate it, they will have to write “Sri Lanka used to be a resourceful nation, which was ruined by dictatorial rulers with their stupid actions” . Why this happened, the stupidity of who happened, who is the main culprit of this destruction, what he wanted from his citizens, is a matter of intense investigation, but what is seen on the surface today is very sad, scary. bufant. Let us now try to understand what is the cause of the situation in this country so far, what is it?

The government of India made much of its neighbor’s religion with its ability to bring its economic status on the road, but to what extent can it take care of its neighbor with a population of over 25 million? of people, crossing the sea How much it can help! Meanwhile, Sri Lanka was already leaning towards China and had already made it a partner in its provisional economic position, which had also sold it one of its ports.

Protesters enter the official residence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. (Photo AP / PTI)

In fact, Sri Lanka is a mountain that rises from the sea, where crops are scarce. Tea, spices, rubber and all horticultural crops were his economy. Lanka’s figures on education, health, per capita income, GDP per capita were world-class. Overall, Sri Lanka was the most prosperous country in South Asia. By killing Prabhakaran, Rajapaksa and his family became the emperor of the hearts of the people. He got the majority over the majority, a powerful government was formed. A powerful government, that is, the market, trade, banks, the economy, the law, the courts, and the media have total control over everything.

Until then there was a dictatorship of the Rajapaksa family in Sri Lanka. Science, Technology, History, Citizenship, Agriculture, Banking, Business, Sports, Space, Radar to the dictator; That is, there is complete information about the whole world. The dictator is a good man, his intentions are not flawed, so President Gotabaya Rajapaksa decided that “Our country will become a Vishwaguru.” And there he was defeated. Totally organic! One day it was announced that as of today there is a ban on fertilizers, a ban on pesticides in the country! No chemicals will be used in the country. Whoever does this will be punished. The country became organic overnight. The president began to sound around the world. The UN praised it, but scientists said, “No, it will destroy Sri Lanka’s agricultural sector.”

And the same thing happened. The dictator of Sri Lanka was not attended to. Work done with strong intention and clear intention is always successful, but what is it! Life-saving medicine is over, gasoline and diesel are gone, water rations are over, the women of the house have begun to auction a pound of rice. Now what’s left?

People line up with empty domestic gas cylinders at a Colombo distribution center on Tuesday, July 12th. (Photo AP / PTI)

What could be worse than that! Then there is also a limit to resistance. His patience, all his hopes were shattered. When there is no ray of hope, it can happen anywhere. This can happen in any country as the citizens of Sri Lanka have done.

After months of severe economic crisis and commodity shortages, the patience of Sri Lankan protesting citizens has been severely damaged. Clashes erupted between protesters and security forces demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Protesters broke all barricades and entered Rashtrapati Bhavan in central Colombo and occupied it. Seeing the anger of the protesters, the president fled the Gotabaya Bhavan. Furious protesters set fire to the private residence of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Sri Lanka, experiencing the worst economic and political crisis since independence, has convened a meeting of all parties amid the uproar of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, with a population of more than 20 million . In this, the opposition parties demanded the resignation of the president along with the prime minister by a government of all parties. Wickremesinghe accepted the opposition’s demand and offered to resign. On his behalf he was told he would resign after the formation of the government of all parties and proved his majority in parliament.

People take pictures before fires and vandalism in the complex of the official residence of the Prime Minister in Colombo, Monday, July 11, 2022. (photo PTI)

After so much sabotage, arson, five Sri Lankan cabinet ministers have announced their resignation. Protesters stormed the president’s official residence in the heavily guarded area of ​​central Colombo last week, demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa then announced that he would resign.

Gotabaya is still escaping and no one knows where he is. Protesters have also set fire to the prime minister’s residence. Despite these difficult circumstances, India has shown inestimable human kindness last week, saying it stands by the people of Sri Lanka as it seeks to realize its aspirations for prosperity and progress through democratic methods, values ​​and the constitutional path.

A spokesman for the Indian Foreign Ministry has said that India is closely monitoring developments in Sri Lanka and is aware of the many challenges facing the country and its people. Protesters who occupied the Rashtrapati Bhavan say they have never seen such a house in their life.

Scene after the fire and vandalism at the Prime Minister’s residence in Colombo, Sunday, July 10, 2022. (photo PTI)

A man having dinner with his family at President’s Lawn said, “We have a good chance, so I think now the whole country is at peace.” Corruption will now end. I had the opportunity to have lunch with my kids. Rashtrapati Bhavan’s food is really excellent. Protesters have gathered everywhere in the gym-bedroom, in the living room, in the kitchen, who were seen posing for selfies with many families. Some are lounging, some are eating, some are enjoying the pool.

The water has gone through so much in my head that no one knows how many years it will take to go down and reach the ground; As any competent political party takes power now, it will take time to rectify the situation. Today no one has the Alauddin light or the magic wand that when you turn on the light, the lightning of happiness will begin to shine in Sri Lanka, nor by turning the magic wand, happiness, peace and prosperity will suddenly return. What will happen then?

This is a very serious question if Sri Lanka will be able to get back on the path to prosperity? Many experts have accused politicians and argued that runaway politicians, who in their arrogance pushed the country to a trough by making wrong decisions, would these politicians want the country to gallop back on the path of prosperity and development? Either way, India has already opened all the doors to Sri Lanka’s development because of its neighboring country and its spiritual affiliation.

When the country reaches the pinnacle of development, politicians take credit for it with great enthusiasm. But when the country begins to sink into the trough because of their mistake and arrogance, then, instead of apologizing to the public by admitting their mistake, these politicians leave the country and flee. The same has been done by the President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, as he is said to have already amassed enormous wealth abroad by selling the country.

Now in Janta Jaye Chulha, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has resigned and fled the narrow alley in Singapore. He will now spend the rest of his life having fun pushing the country into a trough where he planned to build his base. A temporary emergency has been imposed on Sri Lanka and the curfew has been lifted from Colombo.

Now the nomination of the new president will be made on July 18 and the elections on July 20, for now, Ranil Bikramsinghe has been appointed acting president. It will also be necessary to see under what conditions Sri Lanka lives until the new president takes over and how the public puts their eyelids on to welcome the new president.

(The writer is a senior journalist and political analyst)

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