The Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2022 has been postponed with immediate effect due to Sri Lanka’s worsening economic crisis, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on July 17, Sunday. It was supposed to last from August 1 to August 22.
The SLC noted that the decision was reached in response to a request made by the tournament’s right holders, Innovative Production Group FZE (IPG), noting that the current economic environment is unsuitable for the competition.
Ex-President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa departed his home moments before the demonstrators arrived. According to sources, Rajapaksa is currently under military protection in a “secure” place, according to a senior official who sought anonymity.
According to Jayadeva Uyangoda, a political scientist, Rajapaksa’s resignation was a big win for the political battle, and it was the result of citizens’ direct participation. “That is a significant success for the political battle because even political parties have found it impossible to depose the Rajapaksas,” Uyangoda said.
“This is the result of direct activity by citizens beyond the jurisdiction of political parties.” In other circumstances, only a brutal revolution could have achieved this,” Uyangoda noted. “People should be permitted to elect a new parliament capable of amending the Constitution to eliminate the Presidential system and restore democracy.” That is the highest priority,” he stressed.
According to Uyangoda, there is no certainty that an interim or newly elected government will be able to tackle the country’s economic problems in a timely manner. He cited previous incidents in Greece, Italy, Argentina, Zambia, and Lebanon as examples. He stated that Sri Lanka should also prepare for a period of political turmoil until things return to normal.