• Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Sri Lanka’s PM Rajapaksa Resigns

Mahinda Rajapaksa (Photo: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa who appointed in a controversial move has resigned on Saturday (15) giving country’s president Maithripala Sirisena a space to prevent an imminent government shutdown next year. Amid the fears of government shutdown, Rajapaksa decided to step down and said in a statement that a change of government that the Sri Lankan citizens expected has been put off. The island nation has been under a political turmoil for more than a month after Sirisena in a controversial move, removed former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from his post to appoint Rajapaksa as new prime minister of…

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