Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa offers to resign as crisis worsens

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has offered to resign, says a government official, as protests over the island nation’s worsening economic crisis turn violent. “The prime minister has sent his letter of resignation to the president,” the official said on Monday, declining to be named. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the prime minister’s younger brother. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s spokesman Rohan Weliwita said the 76-year-old leader sent his resignation to clear the way for a “new unity government” suggested by the president to fight the country’s worst economic crisis since independence from the British rule in 1948. - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/ - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera/ - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #SriLanka ... Read More

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