Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe resigns:
Ranil Wickremesinghe will announce to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa about his decision.
At this juncture, Ranil Wickremesinghe will make a special speech to the nation this evening on his decision.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who represented Sri Lanka’s PA in the 8th presidential election in Sri Lanka, was in the election.
Accordingly, the country’s inability to move the country properly has been ruled out by the ruling government of Sri Lanka, with the United National Party (UNP) and the presidency of the Sri Lankan PA.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has resigned from his post in view of these issues.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had called for a meeting of party leaders on the issue of future crisis as the two parties rule the country.
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya made the announcement yesterday in a statement on the manner of dissolving the parliament.
- The constitution can be dissolved on March 1, 2020, and a parliamentary election in April, according to the constitution.
- Members of Parliament can arbitrarily provide a two-thirds majority, giving them the opportunity to dissolve parliament and hold a general election.
The prime minister-led government should give up the opportunity for the president to step down at will and hold an interim cabinet until a general election is announced.
At this juncture, Ranil Wickremesinghe has resigned as prime minister, giving the opportunity to Gotabhaya Rajapakse to run an interim government until March 1.
Accordingly, Gotabhaya Rajapakse is expected to form an interim government in the coming days.