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Beleaguered Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he will step down on 13 July, following turmoil in Colombo




The Sri Lankan president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has agreed to resign after a dramatic day during which his house and offices were stormed by protesters and the home of the prime minister set on fire.


In a late-night message conveyed through the parliamentary speaker, Mahinda Yapa, the beleaguered president said he would step down from power on 13 July to “ensure a peaceful transition of power”.


It was an historic victory for the protesters who have been calling for him to resign for months and gathered on the streets of Colombo in their tens of thousands on Saturday, as the country continues to struggle through its worst economic crisis since independence.


Ealier prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, had told a meeting of party leaders that he too would resign as soon as a new all-party government was formed.

In extraordinary scenes on Saturday, protesters broke through police barriers and charged into the president’s official residence. Images and witness accounts showed people flooding up the grand staircase of the colonial-era building, with chants calling for the president to go.


As protesters poured into the bedrooms and kitchen and rifled through the president’s possessions, many took full advantage of the president’s luxury amenities which had been denied to them in recent weeks due to rampant food and fuel shortages. Protesters were seen cooking up curries in the kitchen, lying down on beds and sofas, lifting weights and jogging in his private gym and jumping into the outdoor pool.



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51 minutes ago, skillzdadirecta said:

Isn't this exactly what the Jan 6 yahoos was trying to do?


On a very surface level, that is the case, but look at the post I made with the YouTube video and article from Foreign Policy.

Sri Lanka has collapsed economically, largely due to complete and total governmental mismanagement and corruption. 

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1 hour ago, b_m_b_m_b_m said:

There is also a genuine crisis in Sri Lanka where here we had 100% made up crises for J6 and the Freedom Convoy

sadly those involved in J6 think that was a direct reaction to genuine crisis. Many if not most did not do it thinking they were trying to overthrow a legitimate election. Too many are trapped in a world of delusion, where they’re fed propaganda by people who do know better. And so they think they are the only ones that see the world how it really is. 

so those same people will see this Shri Lanka uprising as inspirational, and that they’re all in similar situations. Except in Shri Lanka they were successful. Whim here we continue to live under the tyranny of a false administration who stole an election. 

im fucking depressed now. 

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