...AND THE VIOLENT TAKETH IT BY FORCE
Hey ! I’m no preacher , don’t get it twisted with the post title . One actually wonders when the cups of greedy , bad and corrupt politicians will get full with the way they handle things at helms of power. Bad governance does nothing but stinks . It kills dreams abruptly and effortlessly. A country where it’s masses are not catered for in any iota of form whatsoever speaks so much volume about the failure of the government.
With this in mind , one cannot help but notice the daily heartbreak of life in a country gone bankrupt such as the country of Sri Lanka . Life has become a long queue for Sri Lankans , the lack of cash in the economy means fuel, food and other basics are in short supply.
Sri Lanka is a democratic republic and a unitary state which is governed by a semi-presidential system, with a mixture of a presidential system and a parliamentary system. Sri Lanka is said to be the oldest democracy in Asia.Most provisions of the constitution can be amended by a two-thirds majority in parliament.
In Sri Lanka right now, before you've woken up, you're losing.Power outage that run late into the sweltering nights steal hours of sleep as the fans cease; making whole families waking up sapped . Surviving from the months long trial of shuffling their lives around daily blackouts has been such an extreme sport after the country went bankrupt and essentially ran out of fuel.
Lately, the cost of food, cooking gas, clothes, transport, and even what electricity the state will allow you to have, has sky-rocketed so egregiously as the rupee's value plummeted.
The catalyst spurring these intense hardships aren’t far fetched. Bad governance plays such a huge role in this bankruptcy ridden state of the Sri Lankan economy .
For a country ruled by One family of brothers for years, what good does one really expect ?! . Mahinda Rajapaksa became a hero among the majority Sinhalese in 2009 when his government defeated Tamil separatist rebels after years of bitter and bloody civil war. His brother Gotabaya, who was defence secretary at the time, is now president.
Now an economic crisis has led to fury on the streets. The citizens seem to have enough of these gross injustice, suffering and neglect. Soaring inflation has meant some foods, medication and fuel are in short supply, there are rolling blackouts and ordinary people have taken to the streets in anger with many blaming the Rajapaksa family and their government for the situation.
Anger and rage of citizens reached unprecedented levels in the South Asian nation of 22 million people on Saturday, as more than 100,000 people massed outside Rajapaksa's residence, calling for his resignation.
Video broadcast on Sri Lankan television and on social media showed the protesters enter the President's House ,Rajapaksa's office and residence in the commercial capital after breaking through security protocols and cordons placed by police. Images show demonstrators inside the building and hanging banners from the balcony, as well as swimming in the residence's pool.
Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has agreed to step down next week, an official said, after protesters stormed the presidential palace and set fire to the prime minister’s home to vent their anger over a worsening economic crisis.
On a reflective mode, I keep wondering why things have to come to the utter worst before active steps are taken . The Sri Lakan populace have had it up to their necks and they can no longer take it anymore hence they seek for their freedom through violence and force . You can’t blame them can you ? never test a wounded lion , you won’t live to perform another test . That seems to be the case in Sri Lanka right now . Two wrongs would never make a right . I hope the UN steps in or something before the situation of the country gets more worse .
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