This Article is From Apr 06, 2022

Sri Lanka's President Will Not Resign Despite Protests, Says Minister

Sri Lanka Crisis: "May I remind you that 6.9 million people voted for the president," the country's Chief Government Whip and Highways Minister said in response to opposition criticism.

On Tuesday, Sri Lanka's President lost his parliamentary majority as former allies urged his resignation.

Colombo:

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will not resign despite widespread protests against his handling of the country's economic crisis, a minister told parliament on Wednesday.

"May I remind you that 6.9 million people voted for the president," Chief Government Whip and Highways Minister Johnston Fernando said in response to opposition criticism.

"As a government, we are clearly saying the president will not resign under any circumstances. We will face this."

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