New PM of Lanka appoints panels for protection of protest site

 


New Lanka PM Wickremesinghe appoints panel to guard protest webweb page in Colombo

The panel could be headed via way of means of Wickremesinghe's UNP colleague and previous minister Ruwan Wijewardene. ‘Gota Go Gama’, which has emerged because the epicentre of the anti-authorities protests, become attacked on May nine via way of means of supporters of the Rajapaksas.

Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka’s new high minister who become sworn-in on Thursday, has appointed a committee to make sure safety for the ‘Gota Go Gama’ protest webweb page withinside the country’s industrial capital of Colombo, days after it got here beneathneath an assault via way of means of a pro-Rajapaksa mob, main to the resignation of then-foremost Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The committee could be headed via way of means of former kingdom minister of defence, Ruwan Wijewardene, stated Wickremesinghe, who's from the United National Party (UNP); Wijewardene is the deputy chief of the UNP.

new PM of Lanka appoints panels for protection of protest site


“The mayor of Colombo could be at the panel, and has been given the duty to make sure help from the city’s municipal corporation. The proprietor of the protest webweb page, who's additionally the consultant of the Urban Development Authority, can also be at the committee. A consultant every from the Ministry of health, navy and police, could be panel members,” Wickremesinghe announced.


The 73-year-vintage chief in addition stated that it's miles this body, and now no longer the Sri Lankan authorities, so as to appearance after the area. “The authorities will most effective guide the demonstrators,” he remarked.

In current days, ‘Gota Go Gama’ has emerged because the epicentre of anti-authorities protests, that had been brought about via way of means of the continued monetary disaster withinside the island nation, its worst-ever.  Galle Green face, a famous prom in Colombo, is in which this agitation is taking place.


In Sinhala, ‘Gama’ way village, while ‘Gota’ is a connection with Sri Lanka’s embattled President and the more youthful brother of Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabaya. The slogan, therefore, kind of interprets to ‘Gota pass again in your village’ or ‘Go home, Gota’.


On May nine, Rajapaksa supporters viciously assaulted a few demonstrators on the protest webweb page. Hours later, Mahinda Rajapaksa, already beneathneath stress to resign, stood down.

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