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.