Gotbaya Rajpaksa leaves Singapore, will now stay in THIS country


New Delhi: Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa left Singapore on Thursday. This happened after his community travel card expired, the city-state’s immigration office said, according to the AFP news agency. According to sources, Thailand may now be Rajapaksa’s second Southeast Asian country. Seeking temporary refuge after fleeing Sri Lanka. He was also previously in the Maldives.

You can stay in Thailand for 90 days

There were earlier reports from Thailand where former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had sought asylum. Rajpaksa clarified that he is requesting a stay, but not asylum. Thailand’s spokesman further said there was no problem with Rajapaksa’s entry in the diplomatic passport. You can stay as a diplomat for 90 days.

Rajpaksa resigned as President of Sri Lanka

Notably, the former president was given a 14-day travel pass when he arrived at Singapore’s Changi Airport from the Maldives last month. He was allowed to stay there for two weeks. Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abhayawardene announced Rajapaksa’s formal resignation on 15 July.

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as President of Sri Lanka before Chief Justice Jayanta Jayasuriya in Parliament on July 21, following the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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