Maldives Speaker Mohamed Nasheed says GR has resigned
Speaker of Maldives parliament - Mohamed Nasheed has confirmed that Gotabaya Rajapaksa has resigned.
" ?? President GR has resigned. I hope Sri Lanka can now move forward. I believe the President would not have resigned if he were still in Sri Lanka, and fearful of losing his life. I commend the thoughtful actions of the Govt of Maldives. My best wishes to the people of Sri Lanka," he has Tweeted.
Earlier, the Singapore Foreign ministry had confirmed that Mr. Rajapaksa was in Singapore but has "not asked for asylum and neither has he been granted any asylum”.
Meanwhile, reports say that Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sent the letter of resignation from his post as President of Sri Lanka to the Speaker.