Colombo, Reuters. Sri Lankan PM Resign: Along with the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, now the political crisis is also deepening there. Today Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned from his post. PM Mahinda has taken this decision after the request of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He was requested to step down due to the deepening economic crisis following the state of emergency.

The cabinet had already been informed

PM Mahinda had already informed the Sri Lankan cabinet about his resignation. At the same time, his resignation will also bring disintegration in the cabinet, due to which the crisis may deepen there. Let us tell you that Mahinda Rajapaksa has said many times in the past that if his resignation is the only solution to the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, then he is ready to do so.

Violent clashes in Colombo, 20 injured

Meanwhile, in the capital Colombo, today the supporters of the ruling party attacked the people opposing the government. There have also been reports of government supporters clashing with the police, after which the police fired tear gas shells at them and water canners. It is worth noting that in the midst of the country’s worst financial crisis since independence, the common people are protesting against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Protesters attacked with iron sticks, curfew imposed

On Monday, hundreds of supporters of the ruling party held a rally outside the official residence of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Government supporters attacked protesters with iron sticks at the Gota Go Gama protest site. This is the first clash between pro-government and anti-government people since nationwide protests began in late March. At least 20 people have been seriously injured in this clash. At the same time, paramilitary forces have been deployed in the area of ​​the clash and curfew has been imposed in the western province of Sri Lanka, which includes Colombo.

Edited By: Mahen Khanna