Sri Lankan prez Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign on July 13: Parliament Speaker


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President Gotabaya, Sri Lanka’s troubled president On Saturday night, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Parliament Speaker, stated that she would resign on Wednesday July 13.

President The speaker was informed about the decision following Abeywardena’s request for his resignation at the All-Party Leaders Meeting held Saturday evening.

Abeywardena wrote Observe the outcomes of the meeting.

Rajapaksa was reprimanded by the party leaders and he was made Prime Minister. Abeywardena will be acting president until Parliament appoints a successor.

Wickremesinghe already indicated his willingness to resign.

Rajapaksa replied to his letter and said he would quit July 13.

After he was removed from his home on Friday, his whereabouts were not known. This was ahead of Saturday’s protests in which thousands of angry anti-government protesters stormed into Colombo’s official residence.

Rajapaksa was under pressure to resign since March. Since protesters took over the office’s entrance in April, Rajapaksa had been using the President’s House as his home and office.

Sri Lanka, home to 22 million people, is in the grips of unprecedented economic turmoil. It has been hit hard by a severe shortage of foreign currency that has made it difficult to pay essential fuel imports and other necessities.

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