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Sri Lankan PM Rajapaksa May Resign Amid Fears Of Govt Shutdown

Mahinda Rajapaksa (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Amid fears of government shutdown, Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to resign from his post, according to a tweet by his son Namal Rajapaksa on Friday (14). The new move of Rajapaksa is expected to compel president Maithripala Sirisena to appoint a new prime minister to stop a possible government shutdown on January 1. “To ensure stability of the nation, Former President @PresRajapaksa has decided to resign from the Premiership tomorrow after an address to the nation. The SLPP with Frm President, SLFP & others will now work to form a broader political coalition with President Sirisena,”…

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