Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns, a big decision amid violent protests

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Mahinda Rajapaksa Resign: A curfew was imposed by the police in the capital of Sri Lanka, which is facing a huge economic crisis. This curfew was imposed after clashes between supporters and opponents of the government on Monday.

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Mahinda Rajapaksa Resigns: The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned from the post. Mahinda Rajapaksa has taken this decision amid violent protests in the capital Colombo. Protests are taking place in many parts of the country after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa imposed emergency for the second time in Sri Lanka. On Monday, supporters of the government attacked the protesters who were staging a sit-in outside the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Earlier in the day, curfew was imposed by the police in the capital of Sri Lanka, which was facing a huge economic crisis.

According to reports, the Sri Lankan authorities have imposed curfew across the country on Monday. At least two cabinet ministers have also announced their resignations. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent his resignation letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. It is noteworthy that Sri Lanka is going through the most severe economic crisis ever since its independence from Britain in 1948. The crisis arose mainly because of the shortage of foreign exchange which means that the country is unable to pay for the imports of staple food items and fuels. Thousands of protesters have been on the streets across Sri Lanka since April 9, as the government has run out of funds for imports. The prices of essential food items are skyrocketing.

This curfew was imposed on Monday after clashes between supporters and opponents of the government. The protesters were demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapakshe. At least 20 have been injured in these clashes. AFP quoted officials as saying that Rajapaksa’s supporters attacked unarmed demonstrators sitting outside the presidential palace on April 9 with sticks and sticks.

Earlier on Saturday, there was news that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa may resign amid the emergency imposed in Sri Lanka, which is facing economic crisis. If sources are to be believed, the Prime Minister had taken a positive stand on the request of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in which he was asked to resign amid the deepening economic crisis in the nation. Along with this, he also considered the imposition of emergency in the nation right.

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