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Gotabya Rajapaksa flees, PM gets interim presidential powers

News-next | 13/07/2022 04:31 PM | Click to read full article

The crisis-hit island nation declared a nationwide state of emergency on Wednesday, hours after Gotabaya’s escape, the prime minister’s office said.

Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa said on Monday that there was “no alternative solution other than the appointment of the government led by a new president and prime minister.”