President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigns – letter sent to Speaker of Parliament
Posted on July 14th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News

The President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sent  the letter of resignation from his post as President of Sri Lanka to the Speaker.

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has resigned after landing in Singapore since he left the island on Tuesday.

The parliament Speaker has also confirmed he has received President Rajapaksa’s resignation letter.

The President’s resignation comes on a day the protesters announced they would end their occupation of official buildings, including the presidential house, presidential secretariat and the Prime Minister’s office.

The Singapore government has said the former Sri Lankan President is on a “private visit” and has not applied for asylum.

President Rajapaksa while he was President enjoyed immunity from arrest, which he used to leave Sri Lanka. He stepped down only after he was outside the country to avoid the possibility of being detained.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has asked security forces to restore order and declared a state of emergency.

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