The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa may resign from his post soon. PM Mahinda has responded positively to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s request to step down due to the state of emergency as well as the deepening economic crisis.
Mahinda Rajapaksa has agreed to resign as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka at a special cabinet meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan chaired by Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Colombo Page reports. PM Mahinda had said many times before that he can resign if needed.
Furthermore, according to political sources, Sri Lanka’s cabinet ministers, Prasanna Ranatunga, Nalaka Godaheva and Ramesh Pathirana, all agree with Mahinda Rajapaksa’s decision to resign as prime minister.
However, in contrast to the cabinet ministers, Minister Vimalvira Dissanayake has said that Mahinda’s resignation will prove to be useless in dealing with the country’s crisis.
At the same time, sources also said that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is going to announce his resignation from his post in a special statement on Monday, after which the cabinet reshuffle will be done next week.
The Sri Lankan cabinet had already been informed that PM Mahinda Rajapaksa has sought the resignation of his post due to the country’s failure to deal with the current economic crisis.
His acquiescence will likewise check the disintegration of the bureau. Mahinda Rajapaksa said he was ready to do so if his resignation was the only solution to the continuing economic crisis in Sri Lanka.
In the meantime, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa recognized that dealing with the financial and political emergency in the nation has turned into a major issue in the middle areas of strength for of from individuals.
He said the crisis has resulted in the absence of tourists in the country. Moreover, the closure of factories has added to the burden of economic woes already.
Meanwhile, food and electricity shortages are looming large in Sri Lanka, forcing the country to seek help from its neighbours.
The lack of foreign exchange due to the ban on tourism during the Corona epidemic has been attributed to the recession.
The country is unable to buy enough fuel and gas, while people are being denied even basic facilities. Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is in trouble due to the economic crisis, has also declared a state of emergency in the country from midnight on Friday.