Sri Lanka Crisis : Ex PM Mahinda Rajapaksa stopped from leaving the country by the court
Gotabaya is the first president to resign after Sri Lanka adopted a system of more powers with the president since 1978.
The court has now swung into action after Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country while in the presidency of Sri Lanka. The court has issued an order saying that former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa cannot leave the country. Basil Rajapaksa tried to run out of the country from the airport like Mahinda Rajapaksa, but he had to leave the airport due to the commotion of the passengers. For some time now, questions are also arising as to where is Mahinda Rajapaksa. No information has come out about his location in the last few days.
The court's order came on a day the formal announcement of Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation as President of Sri Lanka was made. Sri Lankan Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abhayawardene told reporters that Rajapaksa had informed him from Singapore that he was resigning. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramsinghe has been sworn in as the caretaker President.
Rajapaksa's resignation came after months of protests. Critics said that he mismanaged the country's economy. Due to this, 22 million people of Sri Lanka are facing difficulties.