Sri Lanka Economic Crisis Live Updates: Gotabaya Rajapaksa Flees To Maldives, Know Reasons Why Is Sri Lanka In Crisis News In Hindi
09:08 PM, 13-Jul-2022
Police fired tear gas shells
Police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse the protesters near the speaker’s residence near Parliament.
09:08 PM, 13-Jul-2022
Prime Minister’s Media Division gave important information
The Media Division of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka reported that on Monday (11th) the Sri Lankan PM held a meeting with the members of the cabinet. All the participating ministers were of the opinion that as soon as there is an agreement to form an all-party government, they would delegate responsibilities to that government. Accordingly, the ruling party and the opposition should form an all-party government. Acting President and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has asked Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abhaywardene to nominate a prime minister who is acceptable to both the government and the opposition.
08:29 PM, 13-Jul-2022
Protesters still in Prime Minister’s Office
Protesters are still there after entering the Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Office in Colombo this morning.
08:28 PM, 13-Jul-2022
Protester dies during treatment
A 26-year-old protester, who was hospitalized after tear gas was fired outside the Prime Minister’s Office in Flower Road, died after suffering from breathing problems. The protester was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Colombo.
08:23 PM, 13-Jul-2022
Sri Lankan refugees say crisis also provides opportunity
Sri Lankan refugees said on Wednesday that the current crisis in Sri Lanka has provided an opportunity to fulfill the aspirations of Tamil citizens and rebuild the country economically. He said the new breed of leaders who shun hegemony and caste-based politics should lead the government formation initiative and involve all sections of the people, including Tamils and Muslims, in their efforts. This will lead to cooperative and firm action, he said.
Of the 112 Tamils who arrived in Tamil Nadu following the recent crisis in Sri Lanka, one woman died and the others were kept in residences in Dakshina Ramanathapuram district. For Tamils living in the northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka, the lack of food and fuel, power cuts and lack of employment opportunities is nothing new. R Padmanathan said that this is not new to the Tamil people. For the last 40 years Tamils are living without electricity and facing shortage of everything.
07:22 PM, 13-Jul-2022
Chief of Defense Staff appealed
Sri Lanka’s army and police on Wednesday urged the speaker of parliament to convene an all-party leaders’ meeting and inform him of the steps. Chief of Defense Staff General Shavendra Silva asked the people, especially the youth, to support the three forces (Army, Navy and Air Force) and the police to maintain law and order. He urged the protesters not to damage state or private property. In a televised address with the chiefs of the Air Force, Army, Navy and Police, Silva said, “We have requested the commanders of the tri-forces and the Inspector General of Police (Mahinda Yapa Abhayawardene) to convene an all-party leaders’ meeting and give us the opportunity to meet them. Be informed of the steps they will take to ensure a political solution to the current conflict until a new President is appointed.
07:15 PM, 13-Jul-2022
The issue of Sri Lanka is a matter of concern for us.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that the issue of Sri Lanka is a matter of concern for us. The Government of India should be very proactive in dealing with this situation of Sri Lanka. If the northern part of Sri Lanka is closer to the South Indian state then refugees can come to India because the situation in Sri Lanka is not good then I would propose to the government that an all party meeting should be held so that we can express our views on the Sri Lanka situation.
05:02 PM, 13-Jul-2022
Rajapaksa to visit Singapore
According to sources, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had left for Maldives this morning. After that he has to leave for Singapore today.
05:01 PM, 13-Jul-2022
US Embassy canceled consular service
The US Embassy has suspended all consular services in Sri Lanka for today and tomorrow. It was tweeted by the embassy that the consular service has been canceled as a precaution. This will be in effect from today afternoon till Thursday. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
04:51 PM, 13-Jul-2022
Acting President said – we cannot see such damage happening
The situation in Sri Lanka is getting worse day by day. Meanwhile, Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Wednesday that a fascist threat was looming over the country’s democracy. He said that we have to normalize everything by stopping the damage to the property of the country at the earliest. He said this a few hours after the disturbance at his official residence. Ranil Wickremesinghe, who replaced President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the acting President after his escape to the Maldives, said in his first televised address that the army and police have been ordered to control the situation.
04:11 PM, 13-Jul-2022
Rajapaksa to resign today
Sri Lanka’s parliament speaker says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will resign as promised today. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan media reports claimed that Sri Lanka’s national TV channel, Rupavahini Corporation, had stopped broadcasting. The channel stopped broadcasting after its premises were surrounded by protesters in Colombo.
03:12 PM, 13-Jul-2022
Protesters occupied PM’s office
Protesters have occupied the Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Office. Protesters have entered the premises and are waving the Sri Lankan flag on the roof of the office.
#WATCH Srilankan Prime Minister’s Office taken over by protesters in Colombo pic.twitter.com/kZQ9QxbXPA
— ANI (@ANI) July 13, 2022
03:04 PM, 13-Jul-2022
Gotabaya will submit his resignation today
Amidst the uncontrollable situation in Sri Lanka, the Speaker of Parliament said that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will resign today. He said the new president would be elected on July 20.
03:03 PM, 13-Jul-2022
US Embassy closed services for two days
In the midst of the crisis, the US Embassy has stopped its services in Sri Lanka for two days.
02:18 PM, 13-Jul-2022
National channel stopped broadcasting
The national TV channel Roopvahini Corporation has stopped broadcasting in Sri Lanka. It is being told that the office of the TV channel in Colombo has been surrounded by protesters from all sides. In such a situation, the channel has decided to stop broadcasting.