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BREAKING: Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa Resigns; Curfew imposed

  • What: As protests across the country intensified, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday resigned from his post.

  • Why: According to Sri Lankan media, this move comes after President Gotbaya Rajapaksa in a special meeting on Friday requested the Prime Minister to step down as a solution to the ongoing political crisis in the country.

  • How: However, this announcement led to major clashes between Rajapakasa's loyalists and anti-government protestors.

  • How: Moreover, ruling party MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala opened fire and critically wounded two people blocking his car in Nittambuwa, and was later found dead after trying to take refuge in a nearby building. More than 100 people have been injured in these clashes.

  • What next: President Rajapaksa is expected to invite all the political parties in Parliament to form an all-party Cabinet.

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