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May 09, 2022 18:35
Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa Submits his Resignation

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Sri Lanka is battling with a huge financial crisis and the entire world came out to support the island nation. There are protests made across the nation against the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. He submitted his resignation today and the new cabinet is expected to take the charge of the nation very soon in these challenging times. Sri Lankan President Gotbaya Rajapaksa requested the Prime Minister to step down to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the country. Sri Lankan President is now in plans to invite the political parties to form an all-party cabinet very soon.

The opposition party Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) announced that Sajith Premadasa will not take up the Prime Minister's post and form the government. There are protests seen opposite to the Temple Trees, the official residence of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and they demanded him to resign. There are clashes and 16 people suffered injuries and they are rushed to Colombo National Hospital. Mahinda Rajapaksa tweeted "While emotions are running high in #lka, I urge our general public to exercise restraint & remember that violence only begets violence. The economic crisis we're in needs an economic solution which this administration is committed to resolving".

By Siva Kumar

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