Gotabaya flees to Maldives; What next for Sri Lanka after missing Prez & PM
Deposed by the people of Sri Lanka on July 9, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is set to finally resign today. He fled the country with his wife and two bodyguards, aboard a Sri Lankan Air Force plane bound for the city of Male, the capital of the Maldives. Thousands of Sri Lankans, had stormed his office and residence to literally drive him out of power, 3 years after his landslide victory in elections. After Gotabaya Rajapaksa steps down, a government headed by the speaker is expected to lead to a peaceful political transition. However, parliament must choose the next president within a month. Find out what’s next in store for Sri Lanka as Journalist Dilrukshi Handunnetti joins HT’s Aditi Prasad on this episode of InFocus.