Sri Lankan president e-mails resignation: official

As soon as he arrived in Singapore on Thursday, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa sent an email announcing his resignation, according to a spokeswoman for the parliamentary speaker.

Before being formally accepted, the resignation was being sent to the nation’s attorney general for legal considerations, according to Indunil Yapa.

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According to sources, the president of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, previously flew from the Maldives to Singapore aboard a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight.

The president had fled to the Maldives a day earlier amid mass protests over Sri Lanka’s economic crisis.

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