Sri Lanka’s PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns with immediate effect
This move comes at a time when the country is facing an economic crisis.
On Monday, May 9, Sri Lank’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa submitted his resignation to the president. This move comes at a time when the country is facing an economic crisis.
The Prime Minister informed on Twitter about his resignation. “Effective immediately I have tendered my recognition as Prime Minister to the President,” he tweeted.
Effective immediately I have tendered my resignation as Prime Minister to the President.
අගමැති ධූරයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්වීමේ ලිපිය ජනාධිපතිතුමා වෙත යොමු කළෙමි.
— Mahinda Rajapaksa (@PresRajapaksa) May 9, 2022
Curfew was imposed in several parts of the island country of Sri Lanka after a clash broke out between the citizens & the authorities. The protest was over the rising prices of commodities. PM Mahinda has sent the resignation letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is also his younger brother. The resignation will be with immediate effect.
The country is facing its worst economic crisis since its formation in 1948. Several countries are offering aid to Sri Lanka. Neighbouring country India has supplied tonnes of wheat, oil & medicines to the island nation.