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The Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2022 has been postponed with fast impact because of the rising financial disaster in Sri Lanka, confirmed the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)  on July 17, Sunday. It was scheduled to happen from August 1 to August 22.

The SLC acknowledged that the choice was taken after a request was made by the precise holders of the event, Modern Manufacturing Group FZE (IPG), citing that the present financial scenario is just not appropriate for the event. 

“This choice was taken by the SLC, following a request made by the Modern Manufacturing Group FZE (IPG), the Rights Holder of the event, which cited the present ‘financial scenario,’ within the nation, as not conducive to internet hosting the event.” stated the SLC in a press release.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees the scene

Sri Lanka’s ex-president Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his residence shortly earlier than the protesters arrived. A senior official, who requested anonymity stated that Rajapaksa is at present underneath the safety of the navy at a “secure” location, as reported by The Hindu.

A political scientist named Jayadeva Uyangoda stated that Rajapaksa’s resignation was a significant victory for the political wrestle, including that this was an end result of residents’ direct motion. “That could be a main victory for the political wrestle, as even political events have discovered it very troublesome to dislodge the Rajapaksas,” Uyangoda advised The Hindu.

“That is an end result of residents’ direct motion, and outdoors the political social gathering area. Solely a bloody revolution may need achieved this in different contexts,” added Uyangoda. “Folks must be allowed to elect a brand new parliament that may change the Structure to abolish the Presidential system and restore democracy. That’s an important precedence,” he added. 

Uyangoda stated that there isn’t a assure that an interim or a newly elected authorities can resolve the financial gap the nation is in, inside a brief interval. He gave the instance of the previous conditions in Greece, Italy, Argentina, Zambia and Lebanon. He stated that Sri Lanka should additionally anticipate a interval of political instability earlier than issues are steady once more.