President decides not to extend State of Emergency

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided not to extend the State of Emergency when it lapses later this week.

The President said that the State of Emergency will not be extended as the situation in Sri Lanka has now returned to normal.

“The situation is normal and I will not be extending the emergency. It will lapse by the end of the week,” he said.

The President expressed these views at an event held in Colombo today.

The President declared a State of Emergency on 17 July 2022 and on 27th July Parliament approved the extension of the emergency laws.

The emergency laws were used to crackdown on anti-Government protests resulting in the protesters who had gathered at Galle Face since April withdrawing from the area last week.  (Colombo Gazette)

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  1. India and westen powers destroyed Sri Lanka more than Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

    Indians laid a foundation to destroy Sri Lanka. India created terrorism by creating Tamil armed groups. Later on, the western powers hijacked the LTTE through Tamil diaspora and encouraged Tamil diaspora to fund the LTTE indirectly. Furthermore, the west pushed the LTTE against peaceful agreements through Tamil diaspora to achieve its ulterior motives in the Indian Ocean. But the Sri Lankan government is not banning India or the western powers. If China didn’t come in the right time to help you, by now the western powers would have created a foothold in Sri Lanka to give Indians in their mouth.

    Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar made a commitment ‘Europe’s problem is not world’s problem.’ After that commit, the Americans started to talk about the BJP’s Hindu nationalism. Riots started all over in India. Nowadays, Indian Foreign Minister hardly talks about Europe or America. Indians are at the mercy of the western powers. Indians follow the western political system and westen based social media. Above all, the western powers ruled South Asians for centuries and the West knows how to shut South Asians’ mouth. I am well aware of your propaganda. The western powers and India having a short term victory, enjoy it, because it won’t last forever.

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