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Sri Lanka Latest: President Flees By Military Plane to Maldives

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WATCH: Sri Lankans still occupy the presidential palace and office in Colombo.Source: Quicktake
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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa left the country for the Maldives on a military aircraft, an Air Force spokesman said on television. 

Rajapaksa has yet to send in his resignation letter, according to people familiar with the matter. The leader had told the speaker and the prime minister earlier this week he will step down on Wednesday.