Tag Archives: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Shoot-on-sight orders issued to quell Sri Lanka riots

Sri Lanka’s defense ministry on Tuesday ordered troops to shoot on sight people involved in looting or damaging property, a day after mobs targeted the homes of ruling-party politicians. “Security forces have been ordered to shoot on sight anyone looting public property or causing harm to life,” the ministry said. …

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Sri Lanka’s PM Rajapaksa resigns amid deadly violence kills 5, injures about 190

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned, following a series of violent confrontations between his supporters and anti-government protesters that saw five people killed and 189 wounded. Rohan Weliwita, Rajapaksa’s spokesman, said on Monday the 76-year-old sent his letter of resignation to his younger brother President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, clearing …

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Sri Lanka president agrees to remove brother as PM: Lawmaker

Sri Lanka’s president has agreed to replace his older brother as prime minister in a proposed interim government to solve a political impasse caused by the country’s worst economic crisis in decades, a prominent lawmaker said Friday. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa agreed that a national council will be appointed to name …

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