President Rajapaksa resigns amid nationwide protests over poor financial situations

Speaker of Sri Lanka’s parliament, Yapa Abeywardena, says that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has resigned his place amidst the nation’s financial woes.

Mr Rajapaksa’s resignation is to take impact from subsequent Wednesday to permit a clean transition. 

“He requested me to tell the nation that he’ll make his resignation on Wednesday the thirteenth as a result of there’s a want handy over energy peacefully. 

“Due to this fact there is no such thing as a want for additional disturbances within the nation and I urge everybody for the sake of the nation to keep up peace to allow a clean transition,” the speaker stated in a televised assertion. 

Mr Abeywardena made the announcement after Mr Rajapaksa’s residence and that of his brother ex-prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had been attacked by indignant protesters. 

The president’s resignation is extra of an finish to the Rajapaksa’s dynasty, which has dominated the nation for greater than a decade, than an finish to the present humanitarian disaster of the nation. 

The nation bumped into an unmanageable disaster following the scarcity in provide of gasoline, cooking fuel, and meals provides beginning months of protests which has now led to the ousting of its political leaders. 

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