Gotabaya says he will continue to serve Sri Lanka

Gotabaya says he will continue to serve Sri Lanka

Former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he will continue to serve Sri Lanka following his resignation as President.

He said this in his resignation letter which was read out in Parliament today. 

The Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake read the resignation letter sent to the Speaker when Parliament convened for a brief session today.

In the letter, the former President said that within 3 months of taking office the Covid pandemic affected the entire world.

The President said that he was satisfied with efforts taken to protect Sri Lanka from the pandemic at that time.

He further said that by enforcing lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, the country lost foreign exchange and the economy, which was already suffering, took a hit.

Rajapaksa said that he had invited all the political parties to help form an all-party Government to address the crisis and took all the required steps in this regard.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that following a request made by political part leaders and the public, he had decided to step down from his post with effect from 14th July 2022.

The former President also said that he will continue to serve the country of his birth as he has done in the past. (Colombo Gazette)

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