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Lanka 'Kand': Prez Gotabaya Rajapaksa signs resignation letter

Gotabaya Rajapaksa (File photo)

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday signed his resignation letter.

The resignation letter was handed over to a senior government official who will give it to the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, the Daily Mirror reported.

The Speaker of Parliament will make a public announcement of resignation on Wednesday. 

Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the President's House shortly before thousands of protesters stormed it on Saturday.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday will be sworn in as the President for a temporary period till a new President is elected by Parliament on July 20. 

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena in a statement said party leaders had decided to elect a new President on July 20 through a vote in Parliament in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. Nominations for the presidency will be called for on July 19.(with Agency inputs)

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