Former Sri Lanka PM whisked to naval base

By Uditha Jayasinghe and Alasdair Pal
Updated May 11 2022 - 10:56am, first published 10:53am
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appealed for calm after the prime minister resigned.

Sri Lanka has moved Mahinda Rajapaksa to a naval base for his safety after he quit two days ago as prime minister, the defence secretary says, following violence targeting the family for its role in the country's worst economic crisis.

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