Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the fled to the Maldives just a day before he was to resign

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe was appointed as acting President by Rajapaksa before he fled.

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after Rajapaksa flees & a curfew in the Western province was imposed.

As riots erupted again, shoot at sight orders to the Sri Lankan troops were given against anyone to bring situation under control.

Under the Sri Lankan Constitution, if both the president & PM resign, the Speaker of parliament will serve as acting president for a max of 30 days.

Sri Lanka is under the grip of an unprecedented economic crisis leaving 22 million people struggling to buy food, medicine, fuel & other essentials.

Schools have been suspended and fuel has been limited to essential services

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe last week said Sri Lanka is now a bankrupt country!