After the economic crisis, the opposition party had also agitated across the country, including the capital Colombo, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya.
Colombo: After the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, now a political crisis has arisen. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned and Health Minister Professor Channa Jayasumana have submitted their resignations to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The Prime Minister and the Health Minister have resigned from their posts after the violence during the protests in the capital Colombo. Prior to his resignation, Prime Minister Rajapaksa had said that he was ready to make any sacrifice for the sake of the people. Since then there was speculation about his resignation.
The opposition had demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister after the economic crisis
After the economic crisis , the opposition party had also agitated across the country, including the capital Colombo, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya. The opposition party had accused the Prime Minister and the President of failure. At the same time, the opposition party was demanding the formation of a joint government to remove Sri Lanka from the economic crisis. The opposition party was raising slogans against the government from the road to the house for the past several days.
Effective immediately I have tendered my resignation as Prime Minister to the President.— Mahinda Rajapaksa (@PresRajapaksa) May 9, 2022
අගමැති ධූරයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්වීමේ ලිපිය ජනාධිපතිතුමා වෙත යොමු කළෙමි.
More than 2 dozen people injured in attack by supporters of Rajapaksa
At least 16 people were injured when supporters of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa attacked the violence during protests in the capital Colombo. A large number of police personnel have been deployed after the violence in the capital Colombo. A police spokesman has imposed curfew across Sri Lanka with immediate effect until further orders, quoting local media.
Emergency for the second time within a month
A large number of police forces have been deployed to maintain law and order. On Friday midnight, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency in a meeting with the special cabinet. Emergency has been imposed in Sri Lanka for the second time within a month.
Rajapaksa appealed to the public by tweeting after the resignation
After the resignation, the former Prime Minister has appealed to the public to exercise restraint by tweeting. He said that we are in an economic crisis today, where there is a need to find an economic solution.