Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that he will resign to make way for an all-party government, he said in his tweet, which follows protesters storming the president’s residence and office.
To ensure the continuation of the Government including the safety of all citizens I accept the best recommendation of the Party Leaders today, to make way for an All-Party Government.
To facilitate this I will resign as Prime Minister.
— Ranil Wickremesinghe (@RW_UNP) July 9, 2022
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was evacuated from the President’s House in capital Colombo before thousands of protestors stormed his residence on Saturday, demanding his resignation, in one of the largest anti-government marches in the crisis-hit island this year.