Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa’s resignation accepted

Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa’s resignation accepted

The Sri Lankan head of state was ousted after three months of protests.

Protesters celebrate the resignation of President Rajapaksa ADNAN ABIDI / REUTERS

The resignation of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been accepted, the Speaker of Parliament announced on Friday July 15, after the head of state fled abroad, whose residence was invaded by demonstrators last week.

“Gotabaya has legally resigned,” Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana told reporters. The Sri Lankan president had sent his resignation letter from Singapore the day before.

 

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