Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns in a large-scale clash of curfew

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns in a large-scale clash of curfew

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to resign on Monday, paving the way for a new cabinet in a country at stake, as national protests intensify.

This was a few days after President Gottbaya Rajapaksa asked the Prime Minister to resign as a solution to the ongoing political crisis in the country at a special meeting on Friday, Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror reported.

Now that the prime minister has resigned, President Rajapaksa is expected to invite all parties in parliament to form a cabinet of all parties.

Earlier, the opposition Samagi Jana Balaw (SJB) confirmed that its leader, Sajith Premadasa, would not accept the post of prime minister in the interim government.

On Monday morning, protesters demonstrated on the other side of the Prime Minister’s Office, Temple Tree, urging Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa not to resign.