Riot police fired water cannons and then tear gas as protesters tore down metal barricades on the street leading to the presidential residence in Colombo.
Nearby, thousands of women and men marched for the 51st day in a row demanding the resignation of the leader of Sri Lanka, which is facing its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressed the protesters tonight in a speech broadcast on national television.
Ranil Wickremesinghe announced the creation of 15 commissions that will work with parliament to decide on future national policy.
“I propose to appoint four youth representatives to each of the 15 committees,” he said, adding that they can be chosen from among the current protesters.
Wickremesinghe was named prime minister after his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the president’s older brother, resigned on May 9 after weeks of protests and when no other politician wanted the post.
He is the only MP from the once-powerful United National Party (UNP), which all but disappeared in the August 2020 parliamentary elections.
Rajapaksa’s party, which at the time won two-thirds of the seats in the assembly, offered him support in leading the country.
Today’s events took place a day after similar clashes, when protesters tried to enter the official residence of the president, where the head of state has been hiding since thousands of people surrounded his private house on March 31.
Sri Lanka, with a population of 22 million, lacks the dollars to fund imports of essentials such as food, fuel and medicine. An unprecedented massive shortage sparked an uprising throughout the country.
“I want to be a politician only as long as I have the respect of the population, and there is only one way to earn respect: to do serious work, transparently and honestly.” The statement was made by pre-gubernatorial candidate Osires Damaso (PSC) in a press interview in Araguaín during his last visit to the city, this Friday 24. In addition to meeting with communication specialists, he met with the authorities and political leaders of the municipality to strengthen his name in a dispute for state government.
Asked about his motives for running for president, Damaso talked about his experiences as a three-term state deputy, Legislative Assembly president, as a businessman, and the beginnings of his personal journey. “And this experience allowed me to get acquainted with the resources that reach the state, their potential and the real needs of the inhabitants of Tocantins,” he explained.
“We need a government that truly runs an administration focused on economic development, growth and the quality of life of our people. We need industrialized, modern and respected Tocantinas. I am sure that with my experience I will have excellent management, giving people real opportunities,” Damaso said.
The pre-nominee also advocates a partnership between state government and municipalities to develop public policies that primarily benefit those living in situations of social vulnerability. “I want to implement the program in partnership with city halls, municipal councils and leaders so that we can deliver basic food packages to the population, restoring the mood of many families. But, in addition, we need a state program so that these people can enter the labor market,” he stressed.
As for the progress of the campaign, Damaso stressed that he was “very pleased with the receptivity of the population and the support received.” Among his main supporters are state deputy Junior Geo (PSC) and former mayor of Palmas, Carlos Amastha (PSB), who served two terms. The joints are in full swing and new weight bearings should be announced soon.
BUT Negative disagreement with Vasco over the use of Maracana rocked social media on this Sabbath day. Tarcisio Motta, Councilor of the City of Rio and federal candidate, published a publication saying that the stadium is for all fans. An irritated Marcos Braz, Vice President of Flamengo Football Club and also an adviser, responded to the politician.
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– Maracana is public! It was built and renovated (several times) with government money! Its concession cannot run counter to the interests of all citizens. Denying the consortium is baseless, absurd and FORCE US TO ACTIVATE MP. Maraca for all fans,” Tarcisio wrote on Twitter.
– When it comes to paying operating costs, no, – said the vice-president of Flamengo.
When you need to pay maintenance costs, this is not the case.
In letters he wrote from a federal prison in Campo Grande, Mississippi, where he is subjected to security measures for a knife attack on a then-presidential candidate. Jair Bolsonaro (Poland)practicing in 2018, Adelio Bispo reveals what he thinks of the politician who carried out the attack in the midst of an election campaign. Among the scattered statements that keep turning against Freemasonry, Adelio says that Bolsonaro is the “Antichrist” and even mentions the episode of the knife wound. In 2019, justice found him not guilty due to mental illness.
“And the more Bolsonaro is the Antichrist about (incomprehensible) the predecessor of the beast, which was and which is not, comes and does not come from royal families, they are commoners and anti-Semites and set traps and traps to catch the friendship of Israel (incomprehensible) hypocrisy (So). Antichrist – Brazilian Powers (incomprehensible) the bodies of people and the elements of the Earth. In addition, the son of the seventh is one of the evil antichrists according to Freemasonry (incomprehensible) to the terrible forces in it, and the Masons have, as something of a great experience, the evil that I saw (incomprehensible) because of the knife antichrist system and many natural antichrists, and seventy of them can be born throughout Brazil and reign for seventy years, ”says the passage of scriptures.
In another, in which he also quotes the President, Adelio writes, again rambling about Freemasonry, that “Bolsonaro appreciates and uses recycled plastic in everything, in toys and (incomprehensible)”. He continues: “They used our new, unrecycled bodies to make terrible stuff. Antichrist is basically clan processing(clans) freemasonry with bad energy, like all recycled plastic. This is the world of the dead, which Freemasonry owns and knows the details.
In addition to the current president, past presidents Luis Inacio Lula da Silva e Fernando Enrique Cardoso also appear in writings. While attacking Freemasonry for no reason, Adelio also opposes Haitian immigrants, who, in his opinion, are taking away jobs from Brazilians, especially in the southern region of the country. “It’s obvious that Lula he is a loyal protector of these people and would even build houses for Haitians for free, and not for Brazilians, ”Adelio complains. “Brazilians have no chance in Balneario Camboriu, Florianopolis and Blumenau. Even in the municipal civil service they put janitors in positions, even in services such as pharmacies and even hospitals, although they do not speak (So) our language. in management FGS it is the turn of the Philippines and Taiwan (Taiwan) and never women, only men with a socialist and anti-left character, like Haiti,” he says.
public policy Adelio also criticizes some government policies in his letters, such as Fies, a higher education funding program created under the governments of PT. “Fies has to end, the costs of Fies are basically the same as the costs of 64 federal public universities (…) It is not good to mix classes and this is what the government has done to the universities. They mix commoners with nobles, which God doesn’t do,” he says.
“O penitentiary system, it is good and viable that 100% of prisons have semi-open, all judiciaries agree with this, and a street sweeping system for a semi-open prisoner with a clear reward and a cost even above the norm, requiring the quality of city cleaning and the removal of current janitors from circulation and, obviously, attracting prisoners to employment and socio-economic integration,” Adelio suggests. “Also, we need dogs for therapy purposes, and puppies can be sent to prison without going through psychiatry, as they don’t approve of it.”
The texts analyzed by the forensic psychiatrist Guido Palomba at the request of the VEJA are full of psychopathological elements, according to the specialist, indicating a serious violation of thinking, both in the course of thoughts (what is technically called disaggregation) and in their content (harassment). This last characteristic appears in the form of delusions of persecution, as in the passages in which Adelio refers to Freemasonry.