Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigns as President of Sri Lanka, mailed resignation to Singapore

Colombo: Sri Lanka celebrated Thursday evening after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned after fleeing to Singapore.

Rajapaksa on Wednesday left the island nation for Male in the Maldives and then for Singapore.

He appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the acting President of the country. Rajapaksa’s final destination is unclear, although local media said he and his wife, Ioma Rajapaksa, would remain in Singapore and not travel to Jeddah, as previously reported.

After the resumption of parliament on 16 July, a new president is set to be elected on 20 July. CNN report good,

Following Wednesday’s violence, military vehicles were seen patrolling the streets of Colombo on Thursday to quell any further protests.

report also Told Members of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces and Police are empowered, in terms of provisions enshrined by the Constitution, to “enforce the law and order of the country and to maintain it for the defense of its people, public property and the country. Big at the cost of life”.

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‘Removing peacefully from all buildings’

Earlier in the day, ‘Gotagogama’ protesters announced that they would peacefully hand over government-occupied buildings, including the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President’s Secretariat and the Prime Minister’s Office, to restore peace.

On 9 July, protesters occupied President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Rashtrapati Bhavan and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s official home. There was chaos in the Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday.

“We are withdrawing peacefully from all buildings except the Old Parliament (President’s Office) and Galle Face (the site of continuous protest). We will remain in these places, we will continue to protest till we reach our target.” Told from reporters.

Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis in decades as citizens grapple with rising inflation.

Meanwhile, the other Rajapaksa brothers, former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former finance minister Basil Rajapaksa, told the country’s Supreme Court that they would remain in the country until at least Friday. This was in response to a petition filed by anti-corruption organization Transparency International, seeking action against “persons responsible for the current economic crisis”. Told,

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