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Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa steps down regarding violence over economic upheavals

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Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa steps down regarding violence over economic upheavals

The economic crisis in Sri Lanka has been deepening with every passing day. People are not able to purchase essential commodities due to a lack of necessary items as well as skyrocketing prices. The protest against the government has been going on for the last two months.

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The country has been passing through one of the worst economic upheavals since its independence in 1948. The present government of Sri Lanka is under pressure due to intense protests by the common people of the country. PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, resigned on Monday because of the ongoing protests over the worst economic crisis.

Sri Lanka’s health minister, Prof Channa Jayasumana, has also handed over his letter of resignation to the President.

Until now, the Rajapaksa brothers—President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa—had challenged calls for their resignation even as unrest and protests against the government intensified.

Fresh violence took place on Monday when a violent clash erupted outside President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s office. Therefore, the PM of Sri Lanka decided to step down from his office.

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Pro-government groups attacked protesters a couple of days ago. In this incident, more than 20 people were injured. The government then took the decision to impose an emergency in the country. Currently, the entire world is facing an acute food crisis. The food crisis in Sri Lanka has been gripping. The purchasing power of people has come down drastically.

 

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