Sri Lankan PM Rajapaksa resigns amid massive protests over worst economic crisis

Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Rajapaksa clan strongman, faced public wrath on Sunday in the sacred city of Anuradhapura. He was hooted and catcalled by the angry public who are on the streets demanding fuel, cooking gas and an end to power cuts

KATHMANDU: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday resigned from his post amid protests over his government’s failed economy, reported state media.

Even though earlier reports claimed that the President had requested the Prime Minister to step down, the Prime Minister refuted the reports, stating that no such request had been made and that he will not step down.

However, following several discussions among the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna party (SLPP) and its constituents parties, the Prime Minister has decided to resign from his designation.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday resigned from his post amid protests over his government’s failed economy, reported state media.

Even though earlier reports claimed that the President had requested the Prime Minister to step down, the Prime Minister refuted the reports, stating that no such request had been made and that he will not step down.

However, following several discussions among the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna party (SLPP) and its constituents parties, the Prime Minister has decided to resign from his designation. NDTV

 

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