Protesters have occupied Rashtrapati Bhavan after the economic crisis in Sri Lanka. PM Ranil Wickremesinghe’s private house has been burnt. But in the midst of all this, the big question is where is President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He has been missing since July 5. Some reports suggest Gotabaya escaping with the suitcase. But it is not known where they are at the moment.
According to a report, the President had to face humiliation at Colombo Airport. The immigration staff did not allow him to leave the country. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa could not be arrested while in office. And it is believed that he wanted to leave the country before his arrest. But after the airport episode, he wanted to run away by sea. He wanted to go out through Navy’s patrol boat.
Brother also had to be ashamed
Fearing the protesters, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s younger brother, Basil Rajapaksa, wanted to abscond abroad, but the airport staff strongly opposed it, forcing him to backtrack. According to media reports, as soon as Basil Rajapaksa arrived at Colombo International Airport, the immigration staff and union of the airport stopped work last night and started protesting against him. The employees also raised slogans. Basil Rajapaksa wanted to go out of Sri Lanka using the Silk Route. He is also a US citizen.
The Rajapaksa family had control over 70 percent of the budget
Till April, the government in Sri Lanka consisted of five members of the Rajapaksa family. Among them were President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa, Irrigation Minister Chamal Rajapaksa and Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa. At one time these Rajapaksa brothers had direct control over 70% of the national budget of Sri Lanka. The Rajapaksa family is accused of illegally taking $ 5.31 billion or 42 thousand crore rupees out of the country. It was played by Ajit Nivard Cabral, a close aide of Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was the governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
Significantly, the protest against the protesters in Sri Lanka continues. This time all the demonstrators are seen in a cross-sectional mood and are camping in the houses of the President, Prime Minister. All of them say that till our demands are not accepted, we are not going to move from here. Sri Lanka’s main opposition party Samagi Jana Balvegaya (SJB) on Monday unanimously decided to nominate Sajith Premadasa for the post of interim President. At the same time, the new President will be elected in the Parliament of Sri Lanka on 20 July.