Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign on 13th July

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is to resign on 13th July, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said today.

The President had informed the Speaker about his decision after party leaders had met today and demanded that he step down.

The Speaker said that the President informed him that with his resignation there is no more a need for any violence in the country.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation comes after thousands stormed the President’s House in Fort today.

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