Sri Lankan prime minister resigns - South Asia Time

Sri Lankan prime minister resigns

 May 9, 2022  

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned amid mass protests, as per the officials.

The move came as a curfew was imposed on the island after violent clashes between Rajapksa supporters and anti-government protesters in Colombo.

According to a local hospital, at least 78 people have been injured in the violence in the capital.

Rajapaksa, 76, sent his resignation letter to his younger brother President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The island nation is facing its worst economic crisis since gaining independence from Britain in 1948.