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Sri Lanka: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees the country

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Protesters in Sri Lanka who spent the weekend occupying the president's palace have now entered and torched the prime minister's private mansion as well. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country early Wednesday after earlier promising to step down amid growing turmoil in the country. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he would also resign.
27 days ago·Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Times of India

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flies out of country: Officials

Sri Lanka's embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flew out of the country early on Wednesday in a military plane heading to the neighbouring Maldives, local officials said, following widespread protests against him.

27 days ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC News

Sri Lanka: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees the country on military jet

The president pledged to resign by Wednesday, but a letter has not yet been received.

27 days ago·United Kingdom
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News18 India

Passengers, Airport Staff Foil Basil Rajapaksa’s Bid To Flee Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s former finance minister Basil Rajapaksa was apprehended by passengers on Tuesday as he was trying to flee the nation for Washington. Passengers at the Colombo International Airport caught him fleeing and the airport staff as well other authorities also barred him from boarding the flight, news agencies Republic and NDTV reported citing people familiar with the situation

27 days ago·India
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Sri Lankan president escapes the country = AP

[13th Reuters] - Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa escaped from the country before dawn on the 13th. AP News conveyed it as a story of immigration officials. It is said that the president, his wife, and two bodyguards left the country by air force aircraft for Male, the capital of the Maldives.

27 days ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees the country

Sri Lanka’s embattled president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has flown out of the country, heading to the neighbouring Maldives, according to local officials.

27 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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CBC News

Sri Lanka's president flees country amid massive protests, economic disaster

The president of Sri Lanka fled the country early Wednesday local time, days after protesters stormed his home and office and the official residence of his prime minister amid a three-month economic crisis that has triggered severe shortages of food and fuel.

27 days ago·Canada
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