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PM Orders State Of Emergency After President Flees

July 13 2022

Sri Lanka

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled Sri Lanka hours before his resignation was set to enter effect, reports the Hindustan Times (New Delhi).

On Wednesday, Rajapaksa, his wife and two bodyguards flew to the Maldives aboard a Sri Lankan air force An-32 transport. They are expected to travel to another Asian country from Male, an unnamed source told Reuters.

Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said they would step down to make way for a unity government after hundreds of...

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