Sri Lankan Prime Minister Rajapaksa resigns amid violent clashes

Curfew was imposed island-wide with immediate effect until further notice, a police spokesperson was quoted as saying by the local media.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Rajapaksa resigns amid violent clashes
Mahinda Rajapaksa

CHENNAI: Amid raging protests in Sri Lanka due to the ongoing economic crisis, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had stepped down according to local media.

Sri Lankan authorities on Monday imposed a nationwide curfew and Army troops were deployed in the capital after pro-government groups attacked protesters outside embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's office, leaving at least 23 people injured.

Curfew was imposed islandwide with immediate effect until further notice, a police spokesperson was quoted as saying by the local media.

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