26 ministers in Sri Lanka resign following economic crisis

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Consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis.” byline=”staff reporter” caption=”All 26 ministers in Sri Lanka submitted letters of resignation at a late-night meeting” credits=”ARCHIVE”]26 ministers in Sri Lanka resign following economic crisis

All 26 ministers in Sri Lanka submitted letters of resignation at a late-night meeting despite the ongoing economic crisis and public outrage.

The progress of the crisis became clear when Sri Lanka couldn’t pay for imports of basic supplies because of its huge debts and dwindling foreign reserves.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka said last month that his government was in talks with the International Monetary Fund and turned to China and India for loans while he appealed to people to limit the use of fuel and electricity and “extend their support to the country”.

Among the ministers who resigned were Sri Lanka’s sports minister and the president’s nephew, Namal Rajapaksa.

“I have informed the secretary to the president of my resignation from all portfolios with immediate effect…,” said Namal Rajapaksa in a tweet hoping that his decision helps President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is his father, in establishing stability for the people and the government.

On Sunday(April 3), Sri Lankan professionals, students, and even mothers with small children defied an emergency decree and curfew to demand the president’s resignation.

The resignation of the ministers is said to pacify the people, who are protesting countrywide to hold the president and the entire Rajapaksa family responsible. JMS/Expat Media


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