Sri Lankan Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abevardhane has called a meeting with leaders of special parties amid ongoing anti-government protests across the country.
According to Speaker Mahinda’s office, the leaders will attend a virtual special meeting at 3 pm local time on Wednesday at the invitation of the Speaker.
According to the local media, the speaker has called a meeting with the leaders of different parties to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the country.
The Speaker of Sri Lanka has called a special meeting with the leaders
Sri Lanka is facing the worst financial crisis in its history due to the impact of the epidemic as well as financial mismanagement. The country has experienced a severe food, fuel and medicine crisis over the past few months. Inflation is now skyrocketing. Power outages are also going on. There is no medicine. In such a situation, protests have been going on for more than a month demanding the fall of the government. Protesters are demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa following the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has left the capital, Colombo, amid tight security in the wake of the mass protests. There are also rumors that many Sri Lankan politicians and their family members have fled the country.
However, despite the resignation of the Prime Minister, President Gotabaya has not resigned.