Sri Lanka prime minister’s office confirms president to resign after protests

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By Uditha Jayasinghe COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has informed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that he will resign, the prime minister’s office said on Monday, after tens of thousands of protesters stormed the official residences of both men. After Saturday’s sweeping protests in the wake of a debilitating economic crisis, the speaker of parliament said Rajapaksa would resign on Wednesday. However, there has been no direct word from Rajapaksa on his plans. Wickremesinghe has said he would also step down to allow an all-party interim government to take over. …

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