Sri Lanka's president leaves his country by plane

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The President of Sri Lanka leaves his country by plane

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in November 2019, during the presidential election (archives).

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, booed by a strong popular movement, left his country early Wednesday aboard a military plane heading for the Maldives, we learned from official sources.

The 73-year-old leader , who vowed to resign and had unsuccessfully attempted to leave the country on Tuesday, took off with his wife and a bodyguard in an Antonov-32, officials told AFP Immigration Services.

More information to come.

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