Sri Lanka Prez calls on all parties to work together to find solutions to the current crisis

In a gesture of crisis management, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has called on all political parties in the country to join the ministry in finding a solution to the national conflict. He called on all political parties to work together to find a solution to the national crisis that has arisen. It comes after the country’s LoP Sajith Premadasa called the cabinet’s mass resignation a “melodrama”.

Crisis in Sri Lanka: the president calls on all political parties to work together

The President also issued a press release on the same was also issued by the President stating “Given the need, now is the time to work together”.

“The current crisis is due to several economic and global factors. As one of Asia’s leading democracies, it must be addressed within the framework of democracy itself. We must work together in the national interest to the benefit of citizens and future generations,” the president wrote in a letter.

Central Bank of Sri Lanka governor resigns

In a tweet, Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said he tendered his resignation against the background of all cabinet ministers resigning:

Sri Lankan cabinet ministers resign amid economic crisis

Amid a public emergency in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son, Namal Rajapaksa, has resigned from all of his portfolios. He served as Minister of Sports and Youth of Sri Lanka and resigned with immediate effect. Meanwhile, the country’s Cabinet of Ministers also resigned with immediate effect late Sunday night amid the worst economic crisis ever.

Speaking to reporters, Education Minister and House Leader Dinesh Gunawardena said Cabinet ministers had tendered their resignation to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. He did not mention any reason behind the mass resignation; however, policy experts suspected ministers had come under intense public pressure over the government’s alleged “mishandling” of the economic crisis, triggered by the shortage of foreign exchange reserves.

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Maria D. Ervin