Sri Lanka’s parliament speaker accepts Rajapaksa’s resignation

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By Uditha Jayasinghe and Alasdair Pal COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s parliamentary speaker accepted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation on Friday after he fled to Singapore to escape a popular uprising brought about by his country’s worst economic crisis in seven decades. “From this point, we will move to constitutionally appoint a new president,” the speaker, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, told reporters. “It will happen quickly and successfully. I request everyone to support this process.” Rajapaksa landed in Singapore on Thursday, having fled to the Maldives early on Wednesday on a milit…

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