Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa announced that he is resigning after violent clashes in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo.
former British colony of Ceylon which gained independence in 1948,
has recently struggled with the cost of living crisis and resource
shortages plaguing the island.
the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February, Sri Lanka was
immediately hit with the effects of the cost of living crisis as
petrol prices sky rocketed, rolling blackouts occurred hourly, and
food lines wrapped around multiple city blocks.
forces in Sri Lanka have laid the blame for all this hardship on
Rajapaksa and his government, which has widely been criticized as
his resignation, Rajapaksa wrote a letter to the Sri Lankan
president, his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa, hoping that him caving in
would help stop the violence.
many speculate that the Anti-Government protesters won't quiet down
until both Rajapaksas are out of power.