Colombo/New Delhi: The entire cabinet of Sri Lanka, which is facing the biggest economic crisis ever, has resigned with immediate effect. According to media reports, all the ministers of the Sri Lankan government have resigned, but Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa still remains in the post of PM. Police fired tear gas at a university student in the Central Provinces and tried to disperse them with water cannons for violating a 36-hour nationwide curfew and holding an anti-government rally in the wake of the dire economic crisis. did.
At the same time, the demand for the formation of an all-party caretaker government has started gaining momentum to overcome this problem of Sri Lanka, which is facing economic crisis. Sri Lanka is facing the worst economic crisis in its history. For the past several weeks, the people of the country have been facing shortage of essential commodities along with standing in long queues for fuel and cooking gas. President Gotabayo Rajapaksa issued a special gazette notification late on Friday night, imposing a state of emergency in Sri Lanka with immediate effect from April 1. The government has announced a nationwide curfew from 6 pm on Saturday to 6 am on Monday.
The government on Sunday ordered a halt to internet service to cut off public access to social media and banned people from gathering at one place. On the other hand, the Sri Lankan government on Sunday lifted the ban imposed on social media platforms like WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Social media was banned along with a nationwide public emergency and a 36-hour curfew ahead of anti-government protests over the worsening economic crisis in the country.
Regarding the lifting of the ban, an official said that the services of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Toktok, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram and Facebook Messenger were restored after 15 hours.