Sri Lanka cabinet resigns after anti-government protesters defy curfew
TRT World says Sri Lanka’s entire cabinet aside from the president and his sibling prime minister resigned from their posts as the ruling political clan seeks to resolve a mounting economic crisis, with a social media blackout failing to halt another day of anti-government demonstrations.
All 26 ministers in the cabinet aside from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his elder brother Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa submitted letters of resignation at a late-night meeting on Sunday, education minister Dinesh Gunawardena told reporters.
The move clears the way for the president to appoint a new cabinet on Monday – and some of those stepping down may be reappointed.
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