Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa flees to Maldives

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Amid the worst-ever economic crisis, Sri Lanka’s embattled president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has now flown out of his country to the Maldives early Wednesday.

The President escaped his residence in Colombo this week moments before thousands of people broke through force barricades and entered Rajapaksa’s official compound.

As per reports, Rajapaksa boarded a military jet late at night and landed at the airport in Maldives’s capital, Male. He jetted off to the popular tourist destination with five of his family members and three staffers.

Gotabaya R earlier said that he would not quit the presidency until his family got a safe exit from Sri Lanka. On the other side, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe along with 26 ministers, resigned from their posts after the economic crisis escalated. The Parliament of Sri Lanka will elect Rajapaksa’s replacement on July 20.

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