President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was well known for his habit of reversing decisions during his two-year tenure as the country’s Head of State. Being called a ‘reverse’ President, Rajapaksa reversed many executive moves including but not limited to the Chemical Fertiliser ban, the State of Emergency, curfew and a number of gazettes. Had it been a world record, Gotabaya Rajapaksa could have been the first ever state head to reverse too many decisions in a very short tenure.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa has now revealed a date, July 13, 2022, for his official announcement for resignation. There is no need for him to declare an auspicious time to make such an announcement when the entire country is a god’s forsaken land. His moral obligation to the government and his people as the island nation’s Head of State has already been shattered into pieces.
In the midst of the growing chaos, Rajapaksa has only told the Prime Minister and the Speaker that he will resign, but refuses to publicly acknowledge it for two more days. Why?
In the backdrop, the public shall be surprised if Gotabaya Rajapaksa reverses his decision to resign as well.