Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, and President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, have agreed to resign after thousands have taken to the streets and even stormed the residences of top political figures.

Wickremesinghe, who has only been in office for slightly over a month, has agreed to vacate his position amidst growing protests throughout the country.

The new PM recently gained his position following the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa, brother to current (for now), president Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The Presidential residence has also been stormed by thousands of protesters, many even took a dip in his pool to cool off from their hard work.

Due to the high level of turmoil, large numbers of civilians and multiple political parties have called for the resignations of both the president and the prime minister. This is largely due to the flailing economy in Sri Lanka, at least partially due to their befriending of authoritarian leaders.

The president has reportedly been moved to a safe location. Currently there are rumors floating around that he has fled the country on a navy vessel. However, these are currently all unsubstantiated.

What is clear however is that the Sri Lankan people are deeply dissatisfied with the direction of the country and have taken to the streets to voice their anger, and it appears that they have gotten what they desire, at least for now.

Currently the government has sky rocketing inflation and a seeming inability to even purchase fuel leading to calls for remote work and the government pleading with authoritarian states like Russia to ship in fuel.

What will become of the country and who will lead the government going forward are yet to be seen. However, what is know is that protesters have achieved a major victory (and gotten to take a nice swim).

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