Colombo: Sri Lanka’s prime minister has resigned following violent clashes between government supporters and protesters in Sri Lanka.
According to foreign media reports, a spokesman for Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has confirmed that he has sent his resignation to President Gotabhaya Raja Paksha.
According to reports, supporters of the government yesterday attacked protesters outside the president’s office in Colombo with sticks, injuring dozens of protesters. But the army was also deployed.
According to media reports, the worst clashes between protesters and government supporters took place in Colombo yesterday when the family of President Raja Paksha and Prime Minister Mahinda Raja Paksha arrived at the spot.
Tear gas shells were thrown by the police at the protesters and an immediate curfew was imposed, which was spread all over the country shortly.
According to reports, supporters of President Raja Paksha attacked the unarmed protesters while they were camping in front of the presidential office on April 9.
The violence erupted when more supporters of the resigned Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in buses, Raja Paksa told supporters near his home that he would protect the country’s interests.
Pro-government protesters tore down tents and set fire to anti-government banners, prompting the situation.
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On May 6, the United People’s Force (UPF), Sri Lanka’s largest opposition party, filed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cabinet, including Parliament Speaker Mahinda Paya Abi Wardana.
Keep in mind that Sri Lanka is currently in a serious financial crisis, and the country is bankrupt, Sri Lanka has less than one billion dollars in foreign exchange reserves.
Due to lack of foreign exchange reserves, the country is also facing difficulties in procuring essential commodities, due to which there is severe shortage of oil, gas, medicine and food in the country, while the worst load shedding in the country due to shortage of oil. to be continued.