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Sri Lanka accepts president’s resignation after letter flown from Singapore

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Sri Lanka’s parliament has accepted a page of resignation from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The page ended up being flown from Singapore later yesterday evening, and its own authenticity has been verified.

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena states a president that is new be appointed “quickly and successfully” – with the process set to be completed within seven days.

Mr Rajapaksa fled Sri Lanka on Wednesday after anger grew over an economic crisis – with protesters storming the president’s home, and the official residence of the prime minister.

He had initially fled to the Maldives on a jet that is military together with his spouse and two safety guards, but later on travelled onwards to Singapore.

The embattled president had at first delivered a message to ensure he ended up being stepping straight down.

There Were scenes that are jubilant the administrative centre Colombo following the resignation ended up being verified – with crowds leaving firecrackers and dance within the roads.

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