Sri Lanka president Rajapaksa emails resignation letter to parliamentary speaker – source

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa presents his national statement as a part of the World Leaders’ Summit at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain November 1, 2021. Andy Buchanan/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

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COLOMBO, July 14 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emailed a letter of resignation to the speaker of the country’s parliament late on Thursday, a source familiar with the matter said.

It was not immediately clear if the letter, sent shortly after Rajapaksa arrived in Singapore, would be accepted in email form, the source added.

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Reporting by Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo
Writing by Alasdair Pal; editing by John Stonestreet

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