Colombo, Amid the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is on the verge of leaving the Maldives for Singapore. Heavy security forces have been deployed at the international airport in Velna, Maldives, on Wednesday night.
Gotabaya arrived in Maldives from Sri Lanka on Wednesday. For the past several days there have been demonstrations against him in Sri Lanka and people have been demanding his resignation.
According to sources, Rajapaksa may submit his resignation to the Speaker of Sri Lanka after reaching Singapore. In the meantime, there are also reports that journalists who were waiting for Rajapaksa in the VIP terminal of Vail International Airport have been removed by the security personnel.
According to reports, the President has appealed to the Maldivian government to provide a private plane to Singapore. Let us tell you that the protests in Sri Lanka have become very intense. Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country on Wednesday. Due to which a state of emergency was declared in the country.
It may be mentioned that President Rajapaksa left the country and fled to Maldives on Wednesday. From where he appointed Prime Minister Wickremesinghe as Acting President.
Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said that President Rajapakse had informed him over the telephone that he would resign as promised. He said that voting for the new president will be held on July 20. Let us tell you that currently Sri Lanka is facing an unprecedented economic crisis. Millions of people in the country are facing shortage of food, medicine, fuel and other essential commodities. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said last week that Sri Lanka is now a bankrupt country.HS1MS