Rajapaksa set to fly to Singapore via Maldives, likely to resign after landing

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa could send his resignation to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena after landing in Singapore, a government source in Sri Lanka told Reuters.

Rajapaksa was expected to head to Singapore after fleeing to the Maldives in the early hours of Wednesday, the source said, as protests continued in Colombo.

The source, however, declined to be identified given the sensitivity of the subject, while an aide to Rajapaksa and the Singapore government did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

(Source: Reuters)