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Sri Lanka: President fled the country even before leaving office

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was attributable to formally announce his resignation right this moment, however earlier this morning he left the nation alongside together with his household on a navy airplane. This data was given within the media report on Wednesday. In response to the BBC report, his navy airplane reached Male, the capital of Maldives, at 3 pm (native time).

He fled from Rashtrapati Bhavan on July 9 when 1000’s of protesters stormed his residence. The President’s signed resignation letter was to be introduced by the Speaker of Parliament on Wednesday. Hundreds of individuals waited for the president’s resignation at Galle Face Green, the principle protest web site within the capital metropolis of Colombo, on Tuesday night. In response to the BBC report, as quickly because the information of the president’s departure got here to mild, protesters began shouting on the protest web site. His brother and former finance minister Basil Rajapaksa has additionally fled the nation, the BBC mentioned in its report, citing sources. He was earlier as soon as stopped from leaving the nation by the authorities at Bandaranaike Worldwide Airport. It’s being mentioned that he’s at present in America. It’s noteworthy that folks have blamed the presidential administration for Sri Lanka’s crumbling financial system.

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