Sri Lanka Economic Crisis Live Updates: Rajapaksa’s ruling coalition loses majority in Parliament; newly-appointed FM Ali Sabry resigns

Sri Lanka Crisis Live News, Cabinet Resignation, President’s House Clash Updates: Tendering his resignation a day after being sworn in Finance Minister Ali Sabry said, “fresh, proactive and unconventional steps” are needed to navigate this unprecedented crisis.

Sri Lanka Crisis Live News Updates: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s ruling coalition lost its majority in Parliament as proceedings began Tuesday for the first time since the state of Emergency was imposed. At least 41 lawmakers walked out of the alliance amid public anger against the  Rajapaksa family, news agency Reuters reported. Earlier, President Rajapaksa had asserted that he won’t resign from his position, however, he’s ready to hand over the government to whoever proves the majority in Parliament. While a vote count is yet to be taken, with the ruling coalition in minority, passing government proposals may become tough unless independent members support them.

Tendering his resignation a day after being sworn in Finance Minister Ali Sabry, who replaced the President’s brother, Basil Rajapaksa, said, “fresh, proactive and unconventional steps” are needed to navigate this unprecedented crisis. Sabry added that when he resigned as Minister of Justice on April 3, it was not his intention to take up another post.

https://indianexpress.com/article/world/sri-lanka-economic-crisis-live-updates-gotabaya-rajapaksa-7853223/

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