Again state of emergency declared in Srilanka

Again state of emergency declared in Srilanka to control the ongoing situation.
According to a government notification published late on Sunday, Sri Lanka’s acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe has imposed a state of emergency.

His administration works to suppress civil unrest and address the island country’s economic problems.

The notice indicated that it was necessary to take these actions to ensure public safety, preserve public order, and maintain supplies and services that were vital to the community’s daily operations.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the president of Sri Lanka who was overthrown this week after a public movement against his administration, claims to have taken “all conceivable precautions” to prevent the economic disaster that has gripped the island country.

Parliament accepted Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation on Friday. After tens of thousands of anti-government protestors took to the streets of Colombo a week ago and overtook his official house and offices, he took a flight to the Maldives and then to Singapore.

On Saturday, Sri Lanka’s parliament convened to begin choosing a new president, and a supply of gasoline arrived to help the country in its time of need.

One of the leading candidates to hold the office of president on a full-time basis is Wickremesinghe, a Rajapaksa friend. Still, protestors also want him out, raising the possibility of more turmoil should he win.