BREAKING : Basil to step down from Parliament

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SLPP MP Basil Rajapaksa has decided to step down from his Parliamentary seat.

General Secretary of the party Sagara Kariyawasam said that he is due to resign tomorrow (9).

Meanwhile, a media briefing regarding the matter is also scheduled to be held tomorrow.

Basil Rajapaksa is a dual citizen and was appointed Minister of Finance on 8 July last year.

He was heavily criticized for the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka.