Sri Lanka’s prime minister – Mahinda Rajapaksa – has just resigned from office, prompting the formation of a new cabinet as the Asian country looks for a way to end a massive economic crisis.

The prime minister is the brother of current president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who has faced charges of nepotism and corruption for appointing three of his brothers to top positions.

Huge protests against the government in recent weeks have called for the removal of all members of the Rajapaksa family.

On Monday morning, supporters of the ruling party stormed one of the central points of the demonstrations in the capital city of Colombo, attacking protesters and provoking clashes with police, who fired tear gas and water jets. Dozens of people were injured and the authorities declared a nationwide curfew.