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‘You cannot throw out a president’: Namal Rajapaksa on Sri Lanka disaster| EXCLUSIVE

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'You can't throw out a president': Namal Rajapaksa on Sri Lanka crisis| EXCLUSIVE

Namal Rajapaksa, the son of former Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, stated one can not throw out a president as it’ll deepen political disaster. He additionally blamed the Opposition leaders for not taking duty of governing Sri Lanka throughout the nation’s worst financial disaster.

Rajapaksa stated, “People who are protesting against the government need to understand the democratic way. You can’t throw out the president. The president had to function without a government for over 48 hours. If the president resigns what next? We have opposition leaders who didn’t want to take responsibility. We have a clear road map now.”

Wishing Hon @RW_UNP the perfect as he takes on the duty of driving our #LKA ahead. May the noble triple gem information you & defend you

— Namal Rajapaksa (@RajapaksaNamal) May 12, 2022

Sri Lanka’s financial disaster escalated into civil unrest following the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on May 9. Soon after Rajapaksa’s resignation, his supporters clashed with the anti-government protesters.

READ | How Rajapaksas, Sri Lanka’s civil battle heroes, turned villains of its worst disaster

The ancestral house of the politically-influential Rajapaksa household in Hambantota was set on hearth by protesters. Eight individuals have died and round 250 individuals have been injured within the violence.

The Hambantota MP stated allegations of presidency inciting violence are false. He acknowledged that his household would stay in Sri Lanka and face investigation into violence that broke out between pro- and anti-government protesters within the streets of Colombo.

Speaking completely to India Today, “This is not the first time we have a travel ban. We had four travel bans during the last government too. No intention of running away. We want to work with people and remain in Sri Lanka. As an individual or family, we didn’t have a part to play in any violence. Allegations of us [ruling party] inciting violence are false. We will face investigation. “

“We have to come out of [economic] crisis. The PM resigned as per the demands of the people. At the same time, a chaotic situation prevailed because mobs were instigated by political-motivated groups,” he added.

Namal Rajapaksa, who’s at present at a secured location in a naval base, stated the nation went with out authorities for twenty-four hours and the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will not function an answer to the present disaster.

“There is a democratic way of transferring power. The 21st amendment will be worked and executive power will be abolished. President’s power will be reduced,” Rajapaksa stated, backing the demand for Constitutional reforms.

In a late evening televised deal with on May 11, President Gotabaya refused to give up however had promised to nominate a brand new Prime Minister and a younger Cabinet which might introduce key constitutional reforms to curb his powers.

Gotabaya had stated that after appointing the brand new Prime Minister, and Government a constitutional modification will probably be moved to enact the content material of the nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which can vest extra powers with Parliament.