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PM Says He Is Willing To Resign

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told the Party Leaders that he is willing to resign as Prime Minister and make way for an all-Party Government to take over, Prime Minister’s Office said.

The Prime Minister said he is taking this decision in view of the fact that island-wide fuel distribution is due to recommence this week, the World Food Program Director is due to visit the country this week and the Debt Sustainability report for the IMF is due to be finalised shortly.

“So as to ensure safety of the citizens, he is agreeable to this recommendation by the Opposition Party Leaders,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardena and Yohan Perera)