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The President of Sri Lanka fled to the Maldives: the riot in the country continues

The head of state did not immediately manage to leave his homeland

The flight of the President of Sri Lanka to the Maldives not only did not put an end to popular indignation, but, it seems, only spurred rebellious moods. The prime minister declared a state of emergency across the country as protesters took to the streets of Colombo hours after the head of state fled abroad.

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The Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who declared a state of emergency in the country, also instructed the Ministry of Defense to impose a curfew in Colombo. And the police had to use tear gas against the crowd that had gathered outside the Prime Minister's office.

According to CNN, citing an anonymous spokesman for the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe ordered the “arrest of the defiant and those who ride in trucks.” Ranila Wickremesinghe as acting head of state, allowing him to carry out presidential duties.

As for the president of the island state, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who announced his resignation on July 13, and his wife flew to Male in the Maldives on a military transport plane of the Sri Lankan Air Force. Sources say the flight had problems because local air traffic control refused the plane's request to land. The speaker of the Maldivian Parliament and former President Mohamed Nasheed had to intervene.

But this, judging by the available reports, is only part of the misadventures of the Sri Lankan leader who went into exile. Earlier, a senior military source told CNN that Gotabai Rajapaksa had previously nearly been blocked from leaving Sri Lanka on at least two occasions after refusing to join the public immigration line at Bandaranaike International Airport. Rajapaksa's aides are said to have arrived at Colombo airport on Monday with 15 passports belonging to the president and his family, including First Lady Yoma Rajapaksa, who had booked seats on a Sri Lankan Airlines flight bound for Dubai, a military source said.

But immigration officials refused to process the passports issued to them by presidential aides because Rajapaksa and his family were not physically present at the checks. As a result, the flight left without the president and his family on board, the source added.

Another attempt was made to put the family on an Etihad flight that was supposed to fly from Colombo to Abu Dhabi, according to the source, but there was same problem as the Rajapaks refused to queue for immigration control for the flight.

On both occasions, the Rajapaksa family was in a nearby airport lounge awaiting confirmation that they could skip the line among members of the public, a CNN source claims.

On Tuesday, a video posted by a former police officer claimed Rajapaksa was staying at a private home owned by a high-ranking Air Force commander. The Sri Lankan Air Force rejected this claim, calling it propaganda aimed at tarnishing the image of the air force and its commander.

At the same time, the Sri Lankan Air Force on Wednesday confirmed the departure of Rajapaksa to the Republic of Maldives: “In accordance At the request of the Government and in accordance with the authority vested in the President in the Constitution of Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Air Force provided a plane early this morning to fly the President, his wife and two security personnel to the Maldives.”

Following the departure of the head of state, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the prime minister's office in Colombo, chanting and demanding that neither the president nor the prime minister be “spared.”

Live video shown by CNN shows as protesters head towards the prime minister's office, shouting that the leaders are trying to flee. Police used tear gas to disperse a group of protesters who were trying to break through the barriers near the building.

Demonstrators in Sri Lanka broke into the Prime Minister's office: eyewitness video

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President Rajapaksa's resignation announced on Wednesday, following months of protests over the country's devastating economic crisis, strips the head of state of presidential immunity and could potentially expose the country to a string of legal charges.

The president has been accused of high-level corruption and economic mismanagement, which ultimately bankrupted the country and triggered its worst financial crisis since independence. The economic crisis has caused severe food and fuel shortages in Sri Lanka, leaving people queuing for hours to buy supplies.

Sri Lankan lawmakers have agreed to elect a new president next week but have struggled to decide on the composition of a new government to bring the bankrupt country out of economic and political collapse. Theoretically, the new president will remain in power for the remainder of Gotabaya Rajapaksa's term, which ends in 2024, and could potentially appoint a new prime minister, who must then be approved by parliament.

Gothabaya Rajapaksa has agreed to step down from the presidency on Saturday after more than 100,000 people gathered outside his residence and called for his resignation. Then some of the protesters broke into the house and splashed in its pool. In colorful footage posted on social media, demonstrators can be seen singing protest songs and chanting slogans calling for the president to step down. Other photos show groups of demonstrators organizing a barbecue. People flock to the presidential palace admiring the paintings and lounging on beds littered with pillows. However, the euphoria from the expulsion of annoying rulers is an ephemeral thing, because the crisis will not go anywhere, and the situation in the country may become even worse.

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Halsey – Alone (Remix) (feat. Big Sean & Stefflon Don) lyrics

[Intro]
If I

[Verse 1: Halsey]
Said he tried to phone me, but I never have time
He said that I never listen, but I don’t even try
I got a new place in Cali, but I’m gone every night
So I fill it with strangers so they keep on the lights
She said she told you she knows me, but the face isn’t right
She asked if I recognized her and I told her I might

[Pre-Chorus: Halsey]
See, everywhere I go
I got a million different people tryna kick it
But I’m still alone in my mind, yeah

[Chorus: Halsey]
I know you’re dying to meet me
But I can just tell you this
Baby, as soon as you meet me
You’ll wish that you never did
(You’ll wish that you never did)

[Verse 2: Big Sean]
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I’m a real rare individual
I’m in the physical and the metaphysical (yeah)
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But I need some of your time, is that hypocritical?
Damn, you know I relate to you more than fam
So I won’t sit around and let you sink in quicksand
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And you tryna build a brand, live a life in high demand
Swerving big b’s, your bag got little G’s
Gucci down to the socks like Biggie and Little Ceas’
Let’s hit the Maldives and hide behind palm trees
Little red wine, weed, and a calm breeze
‘Cause baby, you been living life inside a bubble
When the last time you had somebody hug you?
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Hold up, when the last time you love someone who love you?

[Pre-Chorus: Halsey, Big Sean]
You know that everywhere I go
I got a million different people tryna kick it (for real)
But I’m still alone in my mind

[Chorus: Halsey]
I know you’re dying to meet me
But I can just tell you this
Baby, as soon as you meet me
You’ll wish that you never did
(You’ll wish that you never did)

[Verse 3: Stefflon Don]
Stay up ina me all night ana rock
U know seh mi have di wickedest tock
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An yuh nuh like mi friend cah she rude
Still I, pu-pull up in the Benz wid tha all gold ting
Window down cah u haffi see me with ma king
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I be clipping off ya wings, tadah

[Pre-Chorus: Halsey]
See, everywhere I go
I got a million different people tryna hit it
But I’m still alone in my mind

[Chorus: Halsey]
I know you’re dying to meet me
But I can just tell you this
Baby, as soon as you meet me
You’ll wish that you never did
(You’ll wish that you never did)
Yeah, yeah

[Outro: Halsey]
(I know you wanna, I, I know you wanna)
You’ll wish that you never did, oh
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You’ll wish that you never did

Halsey – Alone Remix lyrics

[Verse 1: Halsey]
Said he tried to phone me, but I never have time
He said that I never listen, but I don’t even try
I got a new place in Cali, but I’m gone every night
So I fill it with strangers so they keep on the lights
She said she told you she knows me, but the face isn’t right
She asked if I recognized her and I told her I might

[Pre-Chorus: Halsey]
See, everywhere I go
I got a million different people tryna kick it
But I’m still alone in my mind, yeah

[Chorus: Halsey]
I know you’re dying to meet me
But I can just tell you this
Baby, as soon as you meet me
You’ll wish that you never did
(You’ll wish that you never did)

[Verse 2: Big Sean]
Unh, look
I’m a real rare individual
I’m in the physical and the metaphysical
I know you need your alone time, that’s critical
But I need some of your time, is that hypocritical?
Damn, you know I relate to you more than fam
So I won’t sit around and let you sink in quicksand
Look, I know you got million dollar plans
And you tryna build a brand, live a life in high demand
Swerving big b’s, your bag got little G’s
Gucci down to the socks like Biggie and Little Ceas’
Let’s hit the Maldives and hide behind palm trees
Little red wine, weed, and a calm breeze
‘Cause baby, you been living life inside a bubble
When the last time you had somebody hug you?
Hold up, when the last time you had somebody love you?
Hold up, when the last time you love someone who love you?

[Pre-Chorus: Halsey]
You know that everywhere I go
I got a million different people tryna kick it
But I’m still alone in my mind

[Chorus: Halsey]
I know you’re dying to meet me
But I can just tell you this
Baby, as soon as you meet me
You’ll wish that you never did
(You’ll wish that you never did)

[Verse 3: Stefflon Don]
Stay up and have me all night on the rack
You know we say me have the wickedest talk
You always tell me say, me full of attitude
And you don’t like mi friend ’cause she rude
Still I, pu-pull up in the Benz with the all-gold ting
Window down ’cause you have to see me with my king
What ya’ sipping, boy I’m dipping, now ya’ tripping off a fling
I be clipping off your wing, tadah

[Pre-Chorus: Halsey]
See, everywhere I go
I got a million different people tryna hit it
But I’m still alone in my mind

[Chorus: Halsey]
I know you’re dying to meet me
But I can just tell you this
Baby, as soon as you meet me
You’ll wish that you never did
(You’ll wish that you never did)
Yeah, yeah

[Outro]
(I know you wanna, I, I know you wanna)
You’ll wish that you never did, oh
(I, I know you wanna slip under my armor)
(I know you wanna, I, I know you wanna)
You’ll wish that you never did