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Sri Lanka’s president to step down on July 13, official says

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa sings the national anthem of Sri Lanka during the country's Independence Day celebration in Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa sings the national anthem of Sri Lanka during the country's Independence Day celebration in Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled his official residence earlier today to escape an angry mob of protesters, has agreed to step down next week, parliamentary speaker Mahinda Abeywardana says.

“To ensure a peaceful transition, the president said he will step down on July 13,” Abeywardana says in a televised statement.

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