Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister resigns

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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned after protests over the nation’s worsening economic crisis.

A statement issued by his office revealed that Rajapaksa resigned in order to form an interim and unity government.

A government official said the Prime Minister, who has dominated Sri Lankan politics for nearly 20 years, sent his letter of resignation to the president.

His resignation comes hours after his party’s supporters stormed a major protest site in the capital Colombo.

Written by: Helen Obih

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