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Sri Lanka crisis: How the mighty Rajapaksa family lost power, grace

Sri Lanka Crisis: The Rajapaksa dynasty dominated Sri Lankan politics until April when street protests against fuel and food shortages began to slip out of control.

(Left to right) Rajapaksa brothers Mahinda (former PM), President Gotabaya and former finance minister Basil. (File Photo/AP)
(Left to right) Rajapaksa brothers Mahinda (former PM), President Gotabaya and former finance minister Basil. (File Photo/AP)
Updated on Jul 14, 2022 11:30 AM IST

With Sri Lanka's crisis, Rajapaksa family falls: A look at key figures

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the only person from the Rajapaksa family who is in power. He flew to the Maldives on Wednesday in a probable prelude to his resignation.

(Left) Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa and prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa (Right).
(Left) Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa and prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa (Right).
Published on Jul 13, 2022 10:15 PM IST

Speaker Mahinda Abeywardana may be Acting President of Sri Lanka

The inflation hit public of Sri Lanka is not in favour of Ranil Wickremesinghe to be appointed as the Acting president after disgraced Gotabaya resigns on July 13. Political parties like SJB and SLFP want both Rajapaksas and Wickremesinghe out of the scene before the decision of Acting President.

Irate public instaged by the Leftist narrative on social media stormed Sri Lankan President's official quarters, forcing the incumbent Gotabaya Rajpaksa to seek shelter at the Army Headquarters.
Irate public instaged by the Leftist narrative on social media stormed Sri Lankan President's official quarters, forcing the incumbent Gotabaya Rajpaksa to seek shelter at the Army Headquarters.
Published on Jul 11, 2022 12:29 PM IST

‘Rajapaksa’s resignation…': What are the demands of Sri Lankan protesters?

Sri Lankan crisis: ‘Gota! Go Home' slogan is growing louder, calling for the resignation of president Gotabaya Rajapaksa. But are the protesters only be content with the president's ouster?

Demonstrators protest inside the President's House, after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo,(Reuters)
Demonstrators protest inside the President's House, after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo,(Reuters)
Published on Jul 09, 2022 06:37 PM IST

Sri Lanka marks 50th day of 'Go Rajapaksa' protest: What we know so far 

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis has created political unrest with a protest occupying the entrance to the president's office demanding his resignation continuing for the past 49 days.

A man shouts against Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as people block the main road in front of the president's secretariat during a protest against the worsening economic crisis.(REUTERS file)
A man shouts against Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as people block the main road in front of the president's secretariat during a protest against the worsening economic crisis.(REUTERS file)
Published on May 28, 2022 03:59 PM IST
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