Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced that the state of emergency will be withdrawn after Sri Lanka returns to normalcy.
Due to the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, prices have skyrocketed. All the people of the country jumped into protest as the ruling Rajapakse family was responsible for this. As a result of the struggle that lasted for several months, first Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse, then ministers, and then President Gotabaya Rajapakse all resigned in succession. Gotabaya Rajapakse and his entire family have sought refuge abroad due to the people’s crisis. After this, Ranil Wickramasinghe was sworn in as the new President of Sri Lanka on the 21st of last month.
A state of emergency was declared in Sri Lanka after protests were held against him and later. Subsequently, the tents of the protestors in front of the Presidential Palace were removed. After this, the protestors announced that they would leave the empty square. Slowly Sri Lanka is recovering from the series of protests and returning to normalcy. In this context, the state of emergency imposed by President Ranil Wickremesinghe will end tomorrow. Hence it is announced that the state of emergency is withdrawn.
The Office of the President of Sri Lanka has said, “The state of emergency imposed to control protests against the government will not be extended as the situation in the country is stable. As the Emergency Act expires this week, there is no need to re-impose it,” it said. Similarly, President Ranil Wickremesinghe also said that the state of emergency will be lifted by the end of this week and there is no need to extend the state of emergency as the country is currently in a stable state.