Sri Lanka awaits president’s resignation after flight

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By Uditha Jayasinghe COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankans waited for the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday, a day after he fled to the Maldives to escape a popular uprising against an economic crisis blamed on his government’s mismanagement. Rajapaksa was expected to next head to Singapore though his final destination was not clear. His decision on Wednesday to make his ally Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe the acting president triggered more protests, with demonstrators storming the premier’s office demanding that he quit too. Rajapaksa had repeatedly assured the speaker o…

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