Sri Lanka crisis: President Rajapaksa now runs to Singapore from Maldives

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the president of Sri Lanka, reportedly traveled from the Maldives to Singapore.

On Wednesday morning, Rajapaksa, his wife, and two bodyguards left Sri Lanka. Mohamed Nasheed, the airport speaker, greeted him. On the day he was to submit his resignation, Rajapaksa left the nation.

After demonstrators surrounded his presidential palace on Saturday and demanded that both he and prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe resign, he decided to stand down.

The government facilities that the protestors seized during the demonstrations will be vacated, nevertheless, according to the protesters.

A spokeswoman declared, “With immediate effect, we are quietly retreating from the Presidential Palace, the Presidential Secretariat, and the Prime Minister’s Office, but we will continue our struggle.”

Ranil Wickremesinghe, the former prime minister of Sri Lanka and current acting president, ordered the military to use force to put an end to the demonstrations. The Sri Lankan army, nevertheless, has turned down the orders.

Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, the speaker of Sri Lanka, reportedly stated that Rajapaksa should submit his resignation by the deadline or else he would be compelled to pursue further removal measures.

The Office of the Speaker is looking into the legal options to consider “having abandoned his post” if the President does not submit his letter of resignation, he said, adding that an acting president has been chosen.

 

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