Sri Lanka’s President flees country.

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has fled the country on a military jet, amid mass protests over its economic crisis.

The country’s air force confirmed the seventy-three year old flew to the Maldives with his wife and two security officials.

Mr Rajapaksa’s departure ends a family dynasty that has ruled Sri Lanka for decades.

He had been in hiding after crowds stormed his residence on Saturday.