Sri Lanka’s President issued a Gazette appointing Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Acting President
Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued an extraordinary gazette appointing Ranil Wickremesinghe as Acting President of Sri Lanka.
The relevant gazette notice states that Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe will be appointed to perform the duties of the presidency during his absence from the island.
Therefore, the President has appointed Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka under Article 37 (1) of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, with effect from 13th July 2022, to exercise, perform and discharge the powers, duties, and functions of the Office of President during such period of my absence from Sri Lanka.
Below is the gazette announcement.
- Sri Lanka to initiate new online passport application system May 30, 2023
- India extends USD 1 Billion Credit Line for Sri Lanka until March 2024 May 30, 2023
- Cabinet approves resume of the Colombo Light Rail Transit project May 30, 2023
- Sri Lanka Government to implement strict law enforcement against religious disharmony May 30, 2023
- Food insecurity improved in Sri Lanka but prevails within specific regions – FAO and WFP May 29, 2023
- ADB approves $350 Million for Sri Lanka economic stabilization programme May 29, 2023
- Ven. Rajangane Saddharathana Thera arrested May 29, 2023
Definitely NOT a fan of this old man, but under the dire circumstances, I would place my bets with him to get first the law-and-order restored in the nation (which is non-existent right now, with total anarchy being the order) and then work on the economic bail-out and rescue issues.
Of course, the “Red Brothers” JVP (and it’s all forms of branch orgs under various names – no AKD, we are not fooled by all that) and the Moda-Dasa, certain minority political orgs (and we we clearly see who they are), etc. are refusing to buy into stabilization as stabilization means they own insidious political agenda are going to be hard to achieve.
Good Luck Ranil and for God’s sake be decisive and instruct the Tri-Forces to restore law-and-order immediately – even if it means “shoot to kill” order of those criminals who are into arson and looting.
I wish the same. Mob does not override the constitution and dictate. That is much worse when done in the guise of blaming a dictator. What SL parliament (parties) demonstrate today is a cross section of the SL society itself. Utter selfishness, worshipping politicians and thugs because of their power, corruption when want to point finger at the others, but fine when I can do it, I have a good excuse, failed saffron robe wearers and white cassock wearers (those who did nothing for decades and suddenly got a bad kick on the butt to wake up, and found society has become extremely corrupted – did it happened overnight? going around like snake oil vendors telling what to do, enjoying the ride of the wave. When Rs are out of the scene, nothing going to happen but infighting and the new liberators of Sri Lanka – Aragalaya – crying like a hungry babies rampaging, giving a hiding place to insurgents and fascists. telling what they want, expecting and blaming somebody for not using the magic wand to make all problems disappear soon, threatening to carry on and asking to be given power in running the country, because they are divinely ordained not to go trough the process all else do to get the power.
Kevin. What the f***ing hell you are talking man. Oh don’t show your ignorance to us.
Ranjith, first please learn to write English- your English shows you are an uneducated SOB/coolie cleaning toilets in the west. Almost all Sri Lankans who write here, write passable English, but in your case, it is beyond atrocious, which brings shame on us all as Sri Lankans as any foreigner reading your comments is apt to think that we are all uneducated idiots!
That aside, you may want these Communist/Fascist/Terrorist “Aragalaya Weeraya” PARASITES to take power, but we, the majority of Sri Lankans, shiver even at the thought of it!
Kevin actually has spoken wise words here as we need to bring the nation back from anarchy. However, it is funny that you call him ignorant when all what you do here is utter profanity and that too with hilariously broken English.
Kevin. Of course you all Sri Lankens are well educated and intelligent. That is why today you are begging from baggers, no food, gas or fuel. Waiting in long queues for a bit of food. Working in foreign countries as toilet cleaners and road sweepers. Ah! don’t insult me calling a Sri Lanken. I am not starving Sri Lanken earning a piece of toilet paper called rupees like you. I may be writing hilariously broken English. But I earn more than your president and prime minister put together.
Terrible, Ranjith is boasting of his earning.
Who cares what you earn, Ranjith, and what you do to to earn.
Please Ranjith, look to your roots and become a SL Citizen.
Kevin and Horst. Today is Friday and you are supposed to were a “amuday” and grow vegetables. I like to remind you that you may be highly educated but you live in the most bankrupt poor wounded country and almost starving to death.