Sri Lanka faces the worst economic crisis in its history and the political stalemate looms overhead to delay any action for recovery. The people at the helm of this country, the Rajapaksha administration have lost all confidence of the public which is evident by the public’s demand for the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksha, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksha, and the rest of the government. With fuel prices and prices of daily commodities and essentials skyrocketing, Sri Lanka has had to put a hold on many things like exams and complicated medical procedures.
The Rajapaksha family holds the majority of the seats in the government and has contributed to almost 70% of the concurrent debt. With the public demanding resignation of the current government few ministers have already resigned but the Rajapakshas have filled those seats with members from their very own family, with no signs to step down.
Early in April, the government lost majority of its support in the parliament, which pressured President Gotabaya to lean towards sacking Prime Minister Mahinda but he evaded such consequences due to him being the most seasoned veteran of the party. Following this Mr. Mahinda was absent from the swearing-in of the ‘new cabinet’. Such back-and-forth incidents have resulted in a rift between the two brothers. Almost 10,000 people have taken to the streets to protest against the current ruling government but with no resignation in sight, only time will tell if the current government can recover Sri Lanka from the darkest moment in its history