Sri Lanka Crisis Use Of The Word His Excellency To Introduce The President Is Officially Prohibited Presidential Flag Will Be Abolished Ranil Wickremesinghe complete freedom
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India’s neighboring country Sri Lanka is going through an unprecedented economic and political crisis. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that we should create an environment for parliamentarians to express their opinion freely. They will be provided complete security. We will not allow any group to destroy democracy in Parliament.
Fascist groups trying to set the country on fire
Wickremesinghe added, “At the same time there are groups who are trying to set fire to the country by fascist means by suppressing democracy. Such persons stole two weapons along with bullets from the security forces near Parliament.”
24 soldiers of Sri Lankan army injured
He said that 24 members of the army have been injured, out of which 2 have been seriously injured today. There is a big difference between rebels and protesters. From the very beginning, many people involved in the struggle have opposed these acts of sabotage.
‘CDS, Inspector General of Police and the three armed forces should have complete freedom to act’
The acting President said that in order to maintain law and order, I have appointed a special committee consisting of the Chief of Defense Staff, the Inspector General of Police and the Commanders of the three armed forces. They have been given complete freedom to take legal action without any political interference.
‘His Excellency’s Word and the Presidential Flag Will Be Abolished’
He said that as the acting President, I will take two more decisions. The use of the word “His Excellency” to introduce the President is officially prohibited. Along with this, the Presidential flag will also be abolished.
As Acting President, I will take two more decisions. The use of the word “His Excellency” to introduce the President is officially prohibited. As well as the presidential flag will be abolished: Sri Lanka’s Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe
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— ANI (@ANI) July 15, 2022
Ranil Wickremesinghe was on Thursday sworn in as the caretaker president amid the ongoing political turmoil in Sri Lanka. Earlier, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who had fled the country, resigned from the post of President. This was officially announced by the Speaker of Parliament, Mahinda Yapa Abhaywardene on Friday.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned two days after leaving the country amid growing outrage against himself and his family for not handling the country’s economy. Rajapaksa sent his resignation to the speaker of parliament via email after he was allowed to travel to Singapore on a private visit on Thursday.
What did the speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka say?
Speaker Abhaywardene on Friday morning made an official announcement of his resignation after confirming the credibility of Rajapaksa’s resignation letter and said that I have received the resignation letter sent by President Rajapaksa. Accordingly, the President has resigned, with effect from July 14.
In a brief statement, the speaker said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would take over as interim president until the process of electing a new president by Parliament is completed. He further said that I request the cooperation of leaders of all parties, government officials and security officials. I humbly request the public to create such a peaceful environment in which all MPs can work freely according to their conscience.