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Sri Lanka president on the run: Rajapaksa exits Singapore for Thailand

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Sri Lanka’s former president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has left Singapore, the city-state’s immigration workplace mentioned, after his social go to move expired. 

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled his island nation final month after widespread protests, is predicted to land in Thailand and spend a while there earlier than shifting on to a different Southeast Asian nation.

Following huge turmoil over his administration’s dealing with of the best financial disaster in seven many years and days after tens of 1000’s of protestors stormed the president’s official mansion and workplace, Rajapaksa fled to Singapore on July 14 and resigned from workplace shortly after.

Rajapaksa will reportedly return to Sri Lanka in November when his 90-day visa to Thailand expires and as he runs out of choices to seek out momentary refuge in one other nation.

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Rajapaksa can be allowed admission into Thailand on humanitarian grounds, and the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-O-Cha, yesterday assured international media that it will solely be a short go to.

With a purpose to get Rajapaksa’s permission to take up momentary residence in Thailand, the Sri Lankan authorities had filed a direct plea on his behalf.

The Sri Lankan administration has been in touch with the governments of Singapore, the Maldives, and now Thailand since Rajapaksa left Colombo final month for the Maldives to make preparations for Rajapaksa to quickly keep in these nations.

Based on the Sri Lankan newspaper Every day Mirror, solely the Air Pressure jet that took him and his spouse from Colombo to Male final month was paid for with state cash. The opposite bills for the Rajapaksas to depart the nation had been coated by him and his son, Manoj Rajapaksa.

The previous President’s lodging are being paid for by rich companies due to the Rajapaksas’ robust contacts overseas.

(With inputs from companies) 
 

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