Lanka 'Kand': President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flies to Singapore from Maldives
Rajapaksa had left Sri Lanka on Wednesday morning with his wife and two bodyguards, following raging protests in the island nation. Read further on Dynamite News:
Colombo: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, his wife Ioma Rajapaksa, and two security officials have left the Maldives and are on way to Singapore, the Daily Mirror reported citing a source.
Rajapaksa had left Sri Lanka on Wednesday morning with his wife and two bodyguards, following raging protests in the island nation. He was welcomed at the airport by speaker Mohamed Nasheed. Rajapaksa fled the country on the day he was supposed to hand over his resignation.
73-year-old Gotabaya Rajapaksa had gone into hiding after crowds of protesters stormed his residence on July 9 and he had announced that he will hand over his resignation letter on Wednesday.
Later, Rajapaksa along with his wife escaped to the Maldives.
Subsequently, he appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the interim President of Sri Lanka. (with Agency inputs)