In line with a media report, Sri Lanka’s ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa left Singapore for Thailand after his short-term go to passport expired on Thursday.
Rajapaksa boarded a flight from Singapore to Bangkok after Thailand confirmed a day earlier that it had obtained a request from the present Sri Lankan authorities to go to the nation.
Responding to media inquiries, Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority stated Rajapaksa left Singapore on Thursday. The Straits Occasions newspaper stories.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday confirmed a short lived humanitarian go to by the 73-year-old embattled Sri Lankan chief to Thailand and stated he had pledged to not interact in political actions within the kingdom whereas he sought everlasting asylum in a foreign country.
Rajapaksa, who’s presently in Singapore after fleeing mass anti-government protests in Sri Lanka in July, is in search of refuge in Thailand as his Singapore visa expires on Thursday.
After flying to the Maldives on July 13, Rajapaksa fled to Singapore, the place he introduced his resignation a day later after months of protests over the nation’s financial disaster.
“It is a humanitarian downside. We promised it was a short lived keep. No (political) actions are allowed and this may assist him discover a nation to hunt refuge in,” Prayut was quoted as saying by the Bangkok Put up newspaper on Wednesday.
Overseas Minister Don Pramudwinai stated the ousted president might keep in Thailand for 90 days as he nonetheless held a diplomatic passport, the report stated.
Don stated the Sri Lankan authorities didn’t oppose the go to and the Thai authorities is not going to make any lodging preparations for him. The go to wouldn’t elevate any conflicts with Colombo as incumbent President Ranil Wickremesinghe labored for him when he was in energy, he added.
The minister stated a situation of Rajapaksa’s keep is that he should not trigger issues in Thailand.