Sri Lanka Supreme Court Latest Order: The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka today issued an interim order restraining former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former minister Basil Rajapaksa from leaving the country till July 28 without the court’s permission. Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror has shared information in this regard.
Earlier on Tuesday, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, seeking a ban on former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa and other influential officials of the Rajapaksa regime from leaving the country without informing the court.
Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court today issued an interim order preventing former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Minister Basil Rajapaksa from leaving the country without the court’s permission until July 28th: Sri Lanka’s DailyMirror
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This decision of the Supreme Court has come at a time when Gotabaya Rajapaksa had announced his resignation from the post of President a day earlier, while Ranil Wickremesinghe has been made interim President. There is also news that Gotabaya Rajapaksa has reached Singapore. Earlier, 71-year-old former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa was recently deported from the Colombo airport.
Basil Rajapaksa was trying to leave the country
It was said in media reports that he was trying to leave the country through the VIP terminal. Basil Rajapakse is the brother of Gotabaya and Mahendra Rajapaksa. He also holds a US passport. The island country of Sri Lanka is facing the worst economic crisis these days. The political land of the country is a damadol and the anger of the people against the Rajapaksa family is at its peak. In such a situation, the fears of the people of the Rajapaksa family leaving the country have been continuously deepening.
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