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Sri Lanka crisis: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to leave Male for Singapore

Male/UNI: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who flew in here before dawn on Wednesday, is set to leave the Indian Ocean atoll nation Thursday, apparently to Singapore, media reports said.

Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe wants 'order restored', asked to resign at all-party meet

Colombo/IBNS: Sri Lanka's political leaders met for an all-party meeting Wednesday amid another day of massive protests and have asked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to resign letting the parliament Speaker take over as acting President after Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives.

Sri Lanka crisis: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees, protest intensifies as agitators forcefully enter PM's office

Colombo: Sri Lanka is witnessing another day of protests as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the crisis-hit nation by handing over his charges to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Sri Lanka crisis: SLRC, ITN telecasting goes off air amid escalating protests

Colombo:  The Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) and Independent Television Network (ITN) have suspended their live and recorded telecasts as the corporation premises were surrounded by protesters, Daily Mirror reported.

Ranil Wickremesinghe takes over as acting President of Sri Lanka

Colombo:  Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has taken over as the acting President of the nation, hours after  Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to Maldives amid protests against him in the country, media reports said.

Sri Lanka Crisis: PM declares curfew in Western Province, protests continue as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees to Maldives

Colombo: Hours after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to Maldives, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe ordered a curfew in the Western Province of Sri Lanka with immediate effect and ordered an emergency law island-wide, media reports said on Wednesday.

Sri Lankan Crisis: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees to Maldives on military jet hours before he was to resign, protests escalate

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was scheduled to announce his resignation on Wednesday, has fled the nation on a military jet, media reports said.

Sri Lanka: UN chief calls for dialogue to ensure ‘smooth transition’ of power

New York: Amid reports that Sri Lanka’s President has confirmed he will resign after his residence was stormed by thousands of protesters at the weekend, the UN chief on Monday called for dialogue to “ensure a smooth transition of government and solutions to the country’s deep economic crisis.

Sri Lanka: Ex-minister Basil Rajapaksa tried to escape, immigration officials foil his move

Colombo: Sri Lanka's former finance minister Basil Rajapaksa, the youngest brother of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was prevented from leaving the country through the Silk Route Passenger Clearance Terminal amid protests by passengers.

Sri Lanka's fuel crisis goes from bad to worse amidst president's decision to quit

Colombo: Fuel queues in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, and its suburbs have grown longer stretching as far as eight kilometres each.

Sri Lanka president flown to airbase amid exile rumours spread: Report

Colombo/IBNS: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was on Monday flown to an airbase near the main international airport, media reports said, raising speculation he will flee into exile abroad.

Sri Lanka: Protesters claim to recover millions of rupees from prez Gotabaya Rajapaksa's house

Colombo: The protesters, who stormed inside Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's official residence on Saturday, have claimed to recover millions of rupees hidden inside the mansion, according to a media report.

Day after Lankans barge into President's home, Army chief appeals for peace

Colombo/IBNS: Sri Lankan Army chief General Shavendra Silva on Sunday urged people to maintain peace in the island nation as it struggles with an unprecedented economic crisis.

All updates: Lanka PM's house set ablaze, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign next Wednesday

Colombo/IBNS: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will resign next Wednesday, after months of protest against him amid an unprecedented economic crisis in the island nation.

Sri Lanka crisis: Protesters set PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's house on fire

Colombo/IBNS: After barging into Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's residence, anti-government protesters have now set Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's house on fire amid a deepening crisis in the island nation.