Former Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa has left Sri Lanka.
The BBC quoting sources said Basil Rajapaksa who was prevented from leaving the country earlier yesterday (12) is now said to be heading to the US.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is due to officially resign as the country’s President today (13).
Speaker of House Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena on the 9th of July announced that President Rajapaksa informed of his intention to resign on the 13th of July.
The Speaker made the announcement after the party leaders’ meeting held on the 9th of July after protesters part of the people’s struggle took control of the President’s House and the Presidential Secretariat.
The Office of the Prime Minister meanwhile on the 11th of July informed that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa officially communicated his intention to step down to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.