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Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa tenders resignation as economy burns

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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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