Sri Lanka Crisis Live Updates: Lanka’s Ruling Coalition Loses Parliamentary Majority Amid Protests

Every member of Sri Lanka’s cabinet except the president and his elder brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, resigned late Sunday.

Colombo: 

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s ruling coalition lost its majority in parliament on Tuesday after at least 41 lawmakers walked out of the alliance amid growing unrest over an economic crisis

Sri Lanka’s opposition yesterday dismissed President Rajapaksa’s invitation to join a unity government as “nonsensical” and instead demanded he resigns over the country’s worsening shortages of food, fuel and medicines.

Mr Rajapaksa’s overture came as armed troops looked to quell more demonstrations over what the government acknowledges is the country’s worst economic crisis since independence from Britain in 1948.

Every member of Sri Lanka’s cabinet except the president and his elder brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, resigned late Sunday.

Here are the LIVE updates on the Sri Lanka Crisis:

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/sri-lanka-crisis-live-updates-lanka-opposition-rejects-presidents-unity-offer-as-crisis-escalates-2863065

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