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Sri Lankan Crisis: Premier Gotabaya Rajpaksa invites opposition to take up ministerial berths

Amid the escalation of tensions and economic crisis in Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajpaksa invited the opposition to take up ministerial berths in face of the crisis the island nation

Amid the escalation of tensions and economic crisis in Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajpaksa invited the opposition to take up ministerial berths in face of the crisis the island nation is going through. Earlier on Sunday all the cabinet ministers apart from president Gotabaya and Mahinda Rajpaksa resigned en masse with immediate effect.

Among them were Rajpaksa family members Finance Minister Basil, Agriculture Minister Chamal and Sports Minster Namal whose ouster was being sought by the public.

To keep the government functioning President Rajpaksa has already named four new ministers until a fully functional cabinet is installed.

Sri Lanka is going through one of the worst phases of economic downturn in its history. Its population is being confronted with severe shortages of food, fuel, medicines and essential items. Not only thi      s crippling power cuts have pushed the country into darkness.

 Martial Law has been clamped in the nation to contain escalating protests and demonstrations against the government.

First Published: 4th April, 2022 17:43 IST

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