Sri Lankan PM Stepped Down From The Post Of Prime Minister

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As the mass protests increase, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday, paving the path for a new administration in the crisis-torn country.

This follows only just after President Gotbaya Rajapaksa, in a special session on Friday, asked the Prime Minister to resign as a solvent to the country’s protracted political turmoil, according to Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror.

President Rajapaksa is anticipated to call all political parties in Parliament to create an all-party Cabinet given that the Prime Minister has stepped down. Previously, the opposition party Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) announced that its leader, Sajith Premadasa, will not accept the position of Prime Minister in an interim government.

Protesters gathered outside Temple Trees, the prime minister’s official house, today, demanding Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa not to quit. A crowd gathered outside Temple Trees, the prime minister’s official house, on Monday morning, demanding Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa not resign. They battled with anti-government protestors near the Temple Trees after consulting with the prime minister. At least 16 persons have been brought to the Colombo National Hospital with bruises. He resigned soon after issuing a tweet imploring the people to exhibit decorum.

Tweet of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister

“While sentiments are strong in #lka, I urge our citizens to exhibit moderation and recognize that violence breeds violence. The current economic crisis requires an economic answer, which this ministry is dedicated to resolving “Mahinda stated in a tweet.

Veteran Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara responded to Mahinda’s tweet, saying, “The only terror was caused by your supporters – goons and thugs who arrived at your office beforehand before assaulting the peaceful protestors.”

Sri Lanka has been in an economic crisis for weeks due to a foreign exchange deficit, which has resulted in a dearth of vital goods such as fuel, food, and medications. For days, protesters have all been urging the government and lawmakers to find prompt responses.