Sri Lanka’s Parliament declared the post of President vacant

Newshub18 :Sri Lanka’s Parliament declared the post of President vacant

Dhamika Dasanaike, the Secretary General of the Parliament of the country, has officially declared the post of President of Sri Lanka vacant. He announced this in the parliament today on Saturday. Sri Lanka’s English daily Daily Mirror has informed this information.
Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abewardane has officially announced the acceptance of Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation as the President of Sri Lanka on Friday. Based on this, Dasanayake declared the post of President officially vacant today. He also read Gotabaya’s resignation letter in Parliament.

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The Secretary General told Parliament that the nomination papers for the post of President should be submitted to him on July 19. Parliament session will start from 10 am on this day.
Dasanayake also said that if more than one candidate submits nomination papers, there will be a vote in Parliament on July 20 to elect the president.
Today’s special session was called in Parliament to officially confirm Gotabaya Rajapaksha’s resignation in accordance with the constitutional conditions.

In the face of unprecedented economic crisis and widespread protests, Gotabaya left the country and fled to the Maldives. He went to Singapore from Maldives on Thursday. Gotabaya Rajapakse sent his resignation letter to the Speaker via e-mail on Wednesday. Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abewardane officially announced his resignation yesterday.

The political situation in Sri Lanka has been turbulent for months due to energy and economic crises. In early April, mass protests began across the country. Almost all members of Sri Lanka’s cabinet resigned late on April 3. In this, Gotabaya-Mahinda became cornered by Rajapaksha. On May 9, supporters of the government attacked the protesters. Protesters also retaliated. Mahinda was forced to resign as Prime Minister after the clash. Pressure on President Gotabaya increased.

He became alone. After the crisis, Ranil Wickramasinghe was made the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. He was sworn in on May 12. On July 9, the anti-government protests took a dramatic turn. On this day, protesters entered the residence of the country’s president and prime minister. Gotabaya left the presidential palace before that. Gotabaya and Ranil Wickramasinghe promised to resign due to the situation.
Gotabaya fled the country on the night of July 12 in the face of public protests and went to the Maldives. Ranil was given the responsibility of acting president in his absence. This step increased public anger in the country. Gotabaya left Maldives for Singapore on July 14. Gotabaya went to Singapore and submitted his resignation by e-mail to the Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament on July 14

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