President Gotabaya’s Military Rule In North And East Of Sri Lanka

By Kumarathasan Rasingam –

Kumarathasan Rasingam

Tamils in Sri Lanka especially in the North and East are now living between the devil and deep sea. Heavy presence of the military [to the ratio of one soldier to every four civilians 1: 4] and on the other side they are scared of the Covid-19.

The President is determined to hold the election on August 05, 2020 without taking into consideration the voices of the opposition parties requesting to postpone the elections. The government is now under financial crisis and the coast of living is increasing day by day due to the recession prevailing around the world due to Covid-19. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is determined to hold the election as early as possible as he and his party expect two third majority in parliament to repeal the 19th Amendment so that the president will have more powers than the Parliament with executive powers to dissolve the parliament.

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