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Former Sri Lankan finance minister and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s younger brother, Basil Rajapaksa, was trying to flee the country from the VIP terminal of Colombo airport. But an immigration officer recognized him and refused to clear his travel.
It is being told that he was trying to escape to Dubai or America. He reached the check in counter at 12:15 am and stayed there till 3:15 am. He was recognized by the people at the airport and had to leave the airport and return after the immigration officer refused to give clearance.
Let us inform that in view of the public outrage against the powerful Rajapaksa family in the country, 71-year-old Basil has already resigned from the post of Finance Minister. Meanwhile, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s signed resignation was handed over to a senior official who will hand it over to the Speaker of the Parliament. It will be officially announced on 13th July. In view of the street protests in Sri Lanka, the cabinet will now resign if the all-party government is formed.
Basil’s service denied
The Sri Lanka Immigration and Immigration Officers Association said its members refused to serve former minister Basil at the VIP terminal of Colombo airport. “Due to the crisis situation in the country, it has been decided to control the Silk Route passenger evacuation activities till further notice,” the trade union said in a statement. Immigration officers also objected to Basil being served on the VIP clearance line. Even the passengers of the flight to Dubai had objected to his departure. Basil is being considered responsible for the poor economic condition in the country.
even one time meal
The situation in Sri Lanka has become so bad that even diesel-petrol is not left to run an ambulance. The ambulance service has requested the public not to call. He said that we are unable to provide service. People are not getting even one meal at a time. The prices of food products have increased manifold. The prices of pulses have increased three times. The situation is so critical that there are situations like starvation and malnutrition.
People who came on bicycle leaving car-bike
People queue up at petrol pumps due to lack of fuel in Sri Lanka. A large number of people have left their car and bike and come on bicycle in their daily commute. Locals can often be seen riding bicycles in offices and colleges. People say that neither they can buy oil at the current price nor do they have time to stand in long queues.
Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa ready to participate in the presidential election
Sajith Premadasa, the leader of Sri Lanka’s main opposition party, has said that he will be a candidate in the country’s presidential election. Amid the economic crisis and political upheaval, the current Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has announced that he will step down on July 13. Premadasa’s party has sought the support of its allies for the presidency. The speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament has said that on July 20, parliamentarians will choose the next president.