Sri Lanka’s disputed Prime Minister Rajapaksa resigns

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was controversially appointed to the post in October, stepped down Saturday to end the island’s political crisis.
“Since I have no intention of remaining as prime minister without a general election being held, and in order to not hamper the president in any way, I will resign from the position of prime minister and make way for the president to form a new government,” Rajapaksa said in a statement.
The move comes a day after…