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Sri Lanka’s PM resigns

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Addis Ababa, December 15, 2018 (FBC) – Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned as Sri Lanka’s prime minister, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis.

Mr Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former president, signed his resignation letter in a ceremony at his house.
His son, Namal, told the BBC his father had quit to ensure national stability.

The resignation could bring to an end a nearly two-month-long power struggle that has dented confidence in Sri Lanka’s stability.

In October, President Maithripala Sirisena sacked then Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, replacing him with Mr Rajapaksa.

Mr Wickremesinghe is expected to return to office on Sunday, according to BBC.