Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigns from his post, informed Parliamentary Speaker by mail

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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned from his post on Thursday evening.

New Delhi: Sri Lanka Economic Crisis President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned from his post on Thursday. He informed about his resignation by mail to the Parliamentary Speaker. Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled Sri Lanka on Wednesday amid economic crisis and protests. He reached Maldives first, after which he reached Singapore on Thursday. Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned from his post as soon as he reached Singapore.

A statement has also been made on behalf of the Sri Lankan Parliamentary Office regarding the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The Speaker of the Office said that the Speaker of the Parliament has received the resignation letter of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Former President arrives in Singapore on a private visit
On Thursday, the Singapore government made a big statement regarding the visit of Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The Singapore side said that Rajapaksa had arrived in Singapore on a personal visit and had not been granted asylum by the Singapore government. The Singapore government said that we generally do not accept asylum requests.

Regarding his resignation, Gotabaya Rajapaksa had earlier said that he would resign from his post on Wednesday but he fled the country before resigning. For the past several days, the protesters were demanding his resignation. The protest against the President increased so much that the demonstration became more violent in the country and the protesters occupied the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled from Colombo to Maldives in view of the increasing revolt among the people against him. On Thursday, news came out that he has now moved from Maldives to Singapore. Meanwhile, media reports also revealed that he would go from Singapore to Saudi Arabia. However, nothing has come out clearly about this yet.

The election for the new president will be held on July 20
According to the report, the protesters are celebrating outside the Secretariat as soon as they get information about the resignation of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Meanwhile, efforts have been intensified to conduct the election of the country’s new President on July 20 to bring Sri Lanka back on track, facing economic crisis. On Friday, the new Prime Minister will be announced in Sri Lanka.

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