President Gotabaya Rajapaksa handed over his resignation letter to the Speaker

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa handed over his resignation letter to the Speaker a few moments ago, the Speaker’s Office confirmed.

However, as it was sent to the Speaker via email, the Speaker wanted to seek legal advice from the Attorney-General on whether the letter would be acceptable for public release after speaking to the President to reconfirm its veracity, a spokesperson for the Speaker said.


UPDATE – 09:00 PM: The speaker’s office said it will verify the authenticity of the letter, complete all legal processes and make an official announcement about Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation on Friday (July 15).

Press release by the Speaker's Office in Sri Lanka

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