President Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves the Maldives for Singapore after fleeing the crisis in Sri Lanka.

It is expected to arrive at Singapore’s Changi Airport this evening, a security source said. Rajapaksa was waiting to get a “private jet” from a close family member in Colombo, but it “didn’t materialize,” the source added.

According to the source, Rajapaksa left the capital of the Maldives, Male, on board a “Saudi flight”.

CNN believes the source was referring to Saudi Arabian Flight 788, which took off from Male at 11:30 a.m. (local time) on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia is the flag carrier of Saudi Arabia.

CNN contacted the foreign ministries of Singapore and Saudi Arabia but received no response.

Rajapaksa was in the Maldives for one day after fleeing Sri Lanka in the early hours of Wednesday – the same day he announced he was resigning.

But by Thursday, the speaker of Sri Lanka’s parliament had not received a formal letter of resignation, raising questions about the intentions of the leader, who apparently left the country and appointed a prime minister as acting president during his absence from his island nation.

Shortly after Rajapaksa left the country, protesters stormed the office of Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe demanding he be removed. Wickremesinghe responded by proclaiming a nationwide curfew for the night.

Many protesters vowed to continue demonstrating until both men resign.

A senior military official told CNN that Wickremesinghe has appointed a committee of senior military commanders to “restore law and order” across the country.

This is an evolving story…