Tuesday July 12, 2022

Sri Lankan President, PM Agree to Resign on Wednesday

In Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have agreed to resign on Wednesday to make way for an all-party government.

Protesters were jubilant in country’s capital today and there was complete calm.

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said, in a video statement, President’s decision will ensure a peaceful handover of power.

Huge crowds converged on the official residence of President, chanting slogans and waving the national flag before breaking through the barricades and entering the property yesterday.

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