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Sri Lanka Crisis : Only If He Loses Majority In Parliament, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Says He will Resign

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Amid nationwide protests and growing calls for his resignation, Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that he will step down if he loses the majority in the Parliament.

Sri Lanka has been gripped by an economic crisis with foreign debt estimated at USD 51 billion.

The country appears to be on the edge of a “humanitarian crisis”, according to the United Nations Development Programme, as its financial troubles grow, with rising food prices, and the country’s coffers have run dry. In an interview with Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror, Rajapaksa said “GoHomeRajapaksa” campaigns are being run by only a certain section of the population and but it is not practical.

Over reports of a rift between him and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka Prime Minister said they both were on the “same page” to resolve the ongoing crises as soon as possible.

“Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the President. So I must always respect him as the President. He may be my younger brother, but that is a different matter. That is a personal relationship. Like everyone else we also argue, even in the Cabinet we argue. But our arguments stop there,” he said.

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