Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday left for Singapore from the Maldives, media report said.

President Rajapaksa is accompanied by his wife and two security officials who flew with him from Colombo on a Saudi Airlines plane, Daily Mirror reported.

They were escorted to the plane by special forces of the Maldives Defence Force.

President Rajapaksa had left crisis-hit Sri Lanka early Wednesday for the Maldives.

He was scheduled to board a flight for Singapore on Wednesday night but could not due to security concerns.

Sri Lanka parliamentary Speaker yet to receive President's resignation

Sri Lanka's parliamentary speaker is yet to receive President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation letter, local media reported.

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said that he has not yet received President Rajapaksa's resignation.

The resignation letter has not been sent because the President has not yet reached his destination, Daily Mirror reported quoting informed sources.

The letter is expected to be received today.