Mahinda, Basil Rajapaksa Prevented From Leaving Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, (ANI) – The Sri Lankan Supreme Court has issued an interim order that prevented former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa from leaving the country without the court’s permission until July 28.
Meanwhile Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on July 15 was sworn in as the interim President after Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena accepted the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the Acting President before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya. Wickremesinghe was appointed as the acting President by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on July 13 after the latter fled to the Maldives due to the massive protests demanding his resignation.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa emailed his resignation letter after arriving in Singapore, officially vacating the post of President.