COLOMBO (Diya TV) — Sri Lanka is plunging into chaos. The country’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned Monday following weeks of protests demanding he and his brother who is the president, step down over the country’s worst economic crisis in decades. The resignation comes after authorities deployed armed troops in the capital following an attack earlier in the day by government supporters on protesters.

White House Coronavirus Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha and the Biden administration are requesting another $22.5 billion in Covid funding. But critics like
Indian American Doctor Marty Makary say it will likely be wasted on another vaccine that has not been disclosed, studied, or authorized by the FDA.

The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum held its West Coast Summit in San Francisco, featuring Congressman Ro Khanna and former Cisco CEO John Chambers, along other influential leaders in tech and politics.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.