Yesterday Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned as Sri Lankan Prime Minister amid unprecedented economic stress, hours after his supporting members start attacking and started anti-government protestors, prompting authorities to impose a nationwide curfew and deploy Army troops in the Kotte.
Mr. Rajapaksa is facing calls for his arrest from the Opposition parties for inciting violence against peaceful anti-government protestors that claimed at least eight lives, left more than 200 people injured, and saw arson attacks on the homes of several politicians.
According to the sources President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is to meet with the leaders of political parties represented in Parliament in order to set up a government Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeyawardena has also said that he had called a meeting of party leaders to discuss the business of the House for its reconvening.
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