Demonstrators in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, ceased their occupation of government buildings but vowed to keep up the pressure on the rulers of the country in the south Asian region.
According to the spokeswoman for the parliamentary leader, Rajapaska’s email resignation to the speaker of parliament was sent to the nation’s attorney general for legal examination before being legally accepted.
Sri Lanka’s President Rajapaksa resigns after fleeing to Singapore. The nation is currently experiencing the worst economic crisis in its history, and demonstrators stormed the president’s home on Saturday to accuse him of mismanaging the situation.
Rajapaska managed to depart Sri Lanka on Wednesday after numerous failed efforts and traveled to the Maldives for a brief layover before taking a flight with the state airline of Saudi Arabia to Singapore on Thursday.
As he walked out of Velana Airport, he was booed and humiliated, and a protest was held in the capital Malé to urge the Maldivian authorities not to allow him to travel safely.
Rajapaksa reportedly spent the night at the opulent Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi hotel, according to Maldivian media, which contrasted this wealth with the tremendous problems many common Sri Lankans are currently experiencing.
He has been “given admission on a private visit,” according to Singaporean authorities, but not to request refuge. The former president may attempt to fly to the United Arab Emirates, according to Sri Lankan security sources.