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Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa tenders resignation as economy burns

Curfew imposed after clashes between government supporters and protesters

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says he has tendered his resignation to his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.   © Reuters

COLOMBO -- Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday submitted his resignation, the veteran politician confirmed on his Twitter account.

The 76-year-old sent a letter informing his younger brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, of his intention to quit. "Effective immediately I have tendered my resignation as Prime Minister to the President," Mahinda tweeted.

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