Millions of Rupees in cash left behind by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa when he fled his Official Residence was handed over to a Court Monday (11) after being turned in by protestors, Police said as a succession battle got under way.
“The cash was taken over by the Police and will be produced in Court,” the Police said.
Official sources said a suitcase full of documents had also been left behind at the stately mansion.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa took up residence at the two-century-old building after he was driven out of his private home on 31 March when protesters tried to storm it.
The 73-year-old leader escaped through a back door under escort from Naval Personnel and was taken away by boat, heading to the Northeast of the island, official sources told AFP.
His exact whereabouts were not known Monday morning (11), but Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s Office said Rajapaksa had officially informed him of his intention to resign, without specifying a date.