Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from his post on Monday, as per local media reports.
Mahinda Rajapaksa, the 76-year-old leader has come under intense scrutiny from people within his own party, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to step down. However, he had been gathering his supporters to apply counter pressure not to stand down.
As per PTI, the sources revealed that even his younger brother wanted the Sri Lankan PM’s resignation but had not directly conveyed his wish. Sri Lankan President reportedly wants his brother’s resignation that would enable him to form a government of national unity, an interim arrangement till the present economic crisis could be dealt with.