Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flies out of country amid protests, say officials

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya Rajapaksa (File image)

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Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flew out of the country on Wednesday, said officials as quoted by AFP. As per reports, Rajapaksa left the country in a military plane heading to Maldives.

Immigration officials told the news agency that Rajapaksa, his wife and a bodyguard were among four passengers on board an Antonov-32 aircraft. The aircraft reportedly flew from the main international airport.