Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, said the Sri Lankan "Daily Mirror" newspaper, APA reports.
The relevant announcement was published by the Secretariat of the President.
Note that anti-government protests continue in Sri Lanka.
Five people were killed during the protests. In total, about 150 people were injured.
The curfew on the island has been extended until May 11.