President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has fled Sri Lanka in a navy jet, amid mass protests over the island’s economic crisis.
The country’s air power confirmed the 73-year-venerable flew to the Maldives with his fundamental other and two security officials.
The president has appointed High Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as acting president.
Mr Wickremesinghe declared a utter of emergency and informed the navy to revive snort, as protesters stormed his put of dwelling of work and demanded that he also resign.
Sri Lanka goes thru its worst economic crisis for decades with rampant inflation and food shortages.
Huw Edwards gifts BBC Data at Ten reporting by Rajini Vaidyanathan in Colombo and diplomatic correspondent James Landale.
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