Perspective: Sri Lanka Turmoil | 10 May, 2022

Sansad TV

In this episode of the Perspective Prog. based on ‘Sri Lanka Turmoil’. Amid the unprecedented economic turmoil in the island nation, Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned as Sri Lankan Prime Minister on Monday. Authorities imposed a nationwide curfew and deployed Army troops in the capital after violent clashes between pro and anti-government protestors. Mahinda Rajapaksa is now facing calls for his arrest from Opposition politicians for inciting violence against anti-government protesters that claimed several lives, leftover 200 people injured and saw arson attacks on the homes of several politicians including the ancestral home of Rajapaksa family in Hambantota. The Opposition parties have urged for reconvening of Parliament before the scheduled date of 17th May. Speaker has also requested the President to immediately summon Parliament. Facing the unprecedented economic crisis Sri Lankans have been struggling to meet their basic needs. Imports of everything from milk to fuel have plunged leading to dire food shortages and rolling power cuts.

1. Prabhu Dayal, Former Ambassador
2. Prof. Swaran Singh, Chairperson, CIPOD, JNU
3. Dilrukshi HandunnettI, Senior Journalist, Columbo, Sri Lanka

Anchor: Vishal Dahiya

Producer: Sagheer Ahmad

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