Colombo, Sri Lanka (NewsRadio): Sri Lanka’s Cabinet Ministers have resigned after mass protests across the country over the present government’s handling of the economic crisis.
Mahinda Rajapaksa however still remains as the Prime Minister following talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday.
A special discussion was held last evening between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Rajapaksa.
Subsequently, talks were held between Cabinet Ministers, President Rajapaksa and the Prime Minister.
Following talks, all 26 Ministers had submitted letters of resignation.
Yesterday, Sri Lankans defied the curfew imposed since Saturday to take to the streets in all major towns.
They were calling for the resignation of the government since it has failed to deliver on its promises or resolve the economic crisis.
Meanwhile, more discussions are expected to be held today in a bid to form a new Cabinet or a caretaker government.
More changes are expected during the next few hours including the appointment of the caretaker Cabinet.
Several political parties have also proposed the appointment of an interim administration to address the current financial troubles in Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, the Office of the Prime Minister has denied reports that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned from his post.
Several media outlets yesterday reported that Prime Minister Rajapaksa had offered to resign from the post, in order to defuse tensions in the country.
Issuing a statement, Secretary to the Prime Minister Rohan Weliwita said the Prime Minister is in the process of formulating a programme to end the fuel, gas and electricity crisis at present.
He denied reports that the Prime Minister had offered to resign amidst mass demonstrations.