Sri Lanka Crisis: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from his post on Monday in view of skyrocketing inflation and violent public protests in Sri Lanka. His move to save power fell on him and due to a mistake, the PM lost his chair. In fact, hundreds of PM supporters gathered at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, on Monday morning. In this meeting, the supporters wanted that the PM should not resign from his post in such a situation.
According to Reuters, but less than an hour later, some of the crowds who came out in support of the PM ransacked the city with iron rods and beat up anti-government protesters. In this, ruling party MP Amarkirti Athukorala shot and killed a young man and then shot himself. Earlier, Mahinda Rajapaksa had said that he is ready to make any sacrifice.
Trying to strengthen the position of PM
In such a situation, where it was believed that after this meeting, the position of the PM would be strengthened. At the same time, the meeting organized by the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) backfired and this meeting became the reason for the PM’s resignation. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned in view of the violence and the protests just before that.
Sri Lanka going through worst economic crisis
Let us tell you that Sri Lanka is going through the worst economic crisis since independence in 1948. There is huge resentment among the public about the government’s failure to deal with the economic crisis and people are protesting against the government on the streets. Due to the economic crisis, people have to wait in long lines for hours to buy essential goods. Apart from this, there has also been a shortage of food, medicines and fuel in the country. At the same time, there has been a huge power cut due to the shortage of oil.
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