August 11, 2022 10:20 pm
A temporary pause in Sri Lanka’s popular uprising that ended the rule of the Rajapaksa family. Manoj Nanayangara, spokesperson of the agitators, said that the agitation is being stopped for the time being, but the efforts for a radical change in the administration will continue. This ended the 123-day agitation. Protesters fled Gol Face Promenade, the main hub of anti-government protests.
After Gotabaya resigned and left the country, the protest subsided, but the protestors continued to camp at Golfface Promenade. After Renil Wickremesinghe assumed office as President, the army was instructed to suppress the protesters. The police gave an ultimatum to the protesters to leave the Goal Face Promenade by August 5. Rejecting this, the protestors filed a petition in the Court of Appeal. However, later it was withdrawn and it was decided to end the agitation.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has extended the foreign travel ban on former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother and former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa till September 5. Along with them, former central bank governor Ajit Nivard Cabral is also banned.
English Summary:A temporary pause in the Sri Lankan popular agitation
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