Sri lanka News – Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has officially informed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that he will resign as previously announced, the prime minister’s office said.
Previously, Speaker of Parliament Mahina Yapa Abeywardena said that President Rajapaksa had informed him that he would be stepping down on Wednesday July 13.
Saturday July 09 saw protestors storm Rajapaksa’s official residence demanding his resignation. The Speaker said in a statement that evening that he had informed Rajapaksa of a decision reached at a party leaders’ meeting that the president and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe must step down.
The president had expressed his agreement with this decision, he said.
On Sunday July 10, his office released a statement that said he had ordered officials to expedite cooking gas distribution after the arrival of a gas shipment Monday July 11 afternoon. (Colombo/Jul11/2022)