Gotabaya Rajapaksa may stay in Sri Lanka for two more weeks
The Sri Lankan government has requested former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to stay in Singapore for another 14 days. According to local media reports, Rajapaksa is currently in Singapore and his visa is set to expire on August 11.
According to local media, Rajapaksa may stay in Singapore for a few more days at the request of the Sri Lankan government. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was given a 14-day travel pass on his arrival in Singapore from the Maldives on July 14. However, he was later allowed to stay for a week.
The Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament, Mahinda Yapa Ebeward, announced the official resignation of President Gotabaya on 15 July. Rajapaksa, 73, went into hiding on July 9 after protesters surrounded Gotabaya’s residence. Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the President of Sri Lanka on 21 July.
Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since independence. Due to economic crisis people are facing shortage of fuel and food.