President Gotabaya Rajapaksa handed over his resignation letter to the Speaker
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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).