Sri Lankan president tells PM he will resign



Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has officially told Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that he will be resigning as previously announced, the prime minister's office said on Monday morning.

The country's parliamentary speaker had said on the weekend that the president will step down on Wednesday.

Rajapaksa, whose whereabouts remain unknown, had reportedly fled Colombo ahead of mass public protests amid worsening economic crisis.