The BBC reported this morning that Sri Lanka’s President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has left the country on a military jet, amid mass protests over its economic crisis, according to the BBC.
The 73-year-old President arrived in the capital of the Maldives, Male, at around 03:00 local time (22:00 GMT).
Rajapaksa’s departure ends a family dynasty that has ruled Sri Lanka for decades.
The president had earlier pledged to resign on Wednesday 13 July.
It is reported that the President left the country with his wife and a security officer.