The joy of the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 'Curfuto Celebration'. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled from Sri Lanka to the Maldives and then to Singapore, has resigned from the presidency. Here, the effect of this decision was that the protesters who have occupied government buildings have also started vacating the place.
Such was the joy of Rajapaksa on Thursday night that, bypassing the curfew, people came out to celebrate on the streets of the capital Colombo. Despite the curfew in the city, after the news of the resignation, crackers were burst, slogans were raised, and dances took place at the protest site.
Some people were seen demanding better governance. The protesters are telling Rajapaksa and his allies that they are responsible for the economic crisis in the country. The special thing is that Sri Lanka has been facing a shortage of basic things like fuel and food items for some time. Around two dozen Sri Lankan nationals living in Singapore arrived at Changi International Airport on Thursday amid reports that Rajapaksa had fled the country to the Maldives and said, "we have come here to see a criminal and a fugitive who killed us ruined the economy."
Not requested to give. Amid the deepening political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka, India on Thursday said it will stand by the people of Sri Lanka and hoped for an early resolution of the current situation, including governance issues, through democratic means and a constitutional framework. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi told reporters that India is monitoring the evolving situation in Sri Lanka and is in touch with all relevant stakeholders in that country. Rajapaksa appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the acting President.
After this, the displeasure of the people in Sri Lanka increased further. The protesters also wanted Wickremesinghe's resignation. After this, angry citizens reached the PM's residence despite tight security. According to media reports, Wickremesinghe, Sajith Premdas of the main opposition SJB party, and senior MP Dullas Alahapperuma are in the race for the top post after the resignation of the President.