By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 09, May 2022, 18:16 pm IST | UPDATED: 09, May 2022, 18:17 pm IST
The resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to pave the way for a new cabinet in the crisis marred country. The resignation comes days after President Gotbaya Rajapaksa in a special meeting on Friday requested the Prime Minister to step down as a solution to the ongoing political crisis in the country, Sri Lanka`s Daily Mirror reported.
Now following Mahinda Rajapaksa's resignation, the President is expected to invite all the political parties in Parliament to form an all-party Cabinet, reported Colombo Gazette.
Earlier, the opposition party Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) confirmed that its leader Sajith Premadasa will not accept the PM`s post in an interim government.
On Monday morning protesters held a demonstration opposite the Temple Trees, the official residence of the prime minister, urging Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa not to resign.
Meanwhile, 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 78 people injured.