Ministers resign in Sri Lanka amid protests

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Ministers resign in Sri Lanka
Ministers resign in Sri Lanka amid protests

Ministers resign in Sri Lanka

In response to calls from escalating protests amid economic instability and a severe gasoline scarcity in the South Asian country, Sri Lanka’s cabinet ministers have presented resignation letters.

Following negotiations with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday, government officials reported that all cabinet ministers had handed in their resignation letters, paving the path for all political parties to form a new cabinet.

According to officials, Rajapaksa and the state ministers would continue to serve in their current roles.

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The Prime Minister was anticipated to make a special message to the country, and political parties would be invited to join forces in forming a new administration.

Protests had erupted in Sri Lanka for days, pushing the administration to either take urgent action to resolve the hours-long power outage and gasoline crisis, or resign.

A lack of basic goods such as food and medication, as well as foreign money, had hit the country, affecting a variety of industries.

According to the police, a 36-hour curfew was imposed on Saturday evening and removed early Monday in order to maintain law and order in the country.

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