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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa left the nation in a army airplane early Wednesday and landed within the Maldives amid ongoing protests in island nation, the nation’s air drive reported.

Rajapaksa fled his official residence on Saturday earlier than it was stormed by hundreds of protesters who for months have been calling for the president to step down over a extreme financial disaster within the nation.

Rajapaksa, who after escaping from the presidential palace introduced he would resign on Wednesday, made use of his presidential powers and left together with his spouse Ioma Rajapaksa for the Maldives early morning, the Sri Lankan Air Pressure Media Unit confirmed to EFE.

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