Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns amid protests, political crisis deepens in Emergency

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned on Monday (May 9) amid severe economic crisis in the country. This has been claimed by the local media of Sri Lanka. It is being told that Rajapaksa has taken this step while bowing to the demand of the opposition to form an interim government. Let us inform that earlier Prime Minister Rajapaksa said that he is ready to make any sacrifice for the public. His statement had fueled speculation that Prime Minister Rajapaksa would resign today.

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns amid protests

According to the country’s leading news network ‘Lanka First’, Mahinda Rajapakse addressed his supporters saying that “I am ready to make any sacrifice for the public”. There were indications that he would resign. Mahinda Rajapaksa said this during a program organized on Monday at the Prime Minister’s official residence ‘Temple Tree’. The SLPP members gathered at his residence had asked him not to resign. According to media reports, the pressure of the opposition on the government led by PM Rajapaksa’s younger brother and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is increasing continuously.

Let us tell you that there is a situation of economic crisis in Sri Lanka and in the meantime the political crisis is also deepening continuously. Pressure has increased on the government of former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s younger brother and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to form an interim government to bail out the country. Facing heavy pressure to resign within his own Sri Lanka Podujan Peramun (SLPP), Rajapaksa, 76, had so far been mobilizing his supporters to press for him not to resign.

According to media reports, his younger brother President Gotabaya Rapajakse did not express his desire directly but he wants his resignation. Let us tell you that President Gotabaya wanted his brother’s resignation so that he could form a government of national unity. This interim arrangement will remain in place till the current economic crisis is tackled.

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