Sri Lankan president e-mails resignation: Official

AFP , Thursday 14 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa e-mailed his resignation on Thursday, shortly after he reached Singapore, a spokesman for the parliamentary speaker said.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa
File Photo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves after addressing parliament during the ceremonial inauguration of the session, in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Jan. 3, 2020. AP

 

The resignation was being forwarded to the country's attorney general to consider legal implications before being formally accepted, Indunil Yapa said.

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