Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa offers to resign as crisis worsens | Protests News


Supply comes hours after PM’s supporters storm a significant protest web site in Colombo and assault anti-government demonstrators.

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has provided to resign, says a authorities official, as protests over the island nation’s financial disaster flip violent.

“The prime minister has despatched his letter of resignation to the president,” the official mentioned, declining to be named.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the embattled prime minister’s youthful brother.

Rajapaksa’s supply to stop got here hours after his social gathering’s supporters stormed a significant protest web site in Colombo, attacking anti-government demonstrators and clashing with police who used tear gasoline and water cannon to drive them again.

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