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Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapakse fled from the country couple of days ago after he faced severe outrage from the people of the country. Sri Lanka has been battling with severe crisis and the President promised to submit his resignation on Wednesday. A day before this, he fled to Maldives along with his wife. He was denied entry into Dubai after which he landed in Singapore. Gotabhaya Rajapakse submitted his resignation and it was accepted. The people have been demanding him to quit as President. Gotabhaya Rajapakse landed in Singapore yesterday afternoon and he emailed his resignation letter to the Parliamentary Speaker Mahinda Yapa yesterday night.
The government of Singapore announced that Gotabhaya Rajapakse is on a private visit and his asylum was not granted neither denied. Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed a Committee to restore the law and order in the island nation. The committee included Chief of Defence Staff General Shavendra Siva and the heads of military tri-forces and the police. A curfew has been imposed and announced in Colombo. Thousands of people last night celebrated the resignation of Gotabhaya Rajapakse and they ignored the curfew. General Shavendra Siva appealed to the youth and the public to be careful and co-operative. He wanted the cops to maintain law and order until the new President gets elected.
By Siva Kumar