Here are the 5 latest developments:
President Rajapaksa today landed in the Maldives. He left the country on a military aircraft with his wife and two bodyguards.
According to reports, he is expected to leave for Singapore later today .He is likely to send his resignation letter only after reaching his final destination.
Protesters have taken over Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's office following a clash with security personnel, who tried to hold them off using teargas shells and water cannons.
Sri Lanka's national television network, Rupavahini, briefly suspended broadcast after protesters entered the TV station. The telecast resumed later.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is the acting President, has declared Emergency in the island nation as protests grow.
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