Sri Lanka’s Former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is now seeking refuge in Thailand, another country in Southeast Asia from Singapore. He can reach Thailand on August 11. Mr. Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on July 13, 2022, in the face of widespread protests in Sri Lanka, which is facing an unprecedented economic crisis. A day later, he left the Maldives for Singapore. The article contains Sri Lankan Ex-president Gotabaya Rajapaksa Seeking Entry Into Thailand.
He was given a visit pass to stay there for 14 days. Later the validity of his pass was extended by another 14 days. Currently, it expires on August 11. The reports said that Mr. Gotabaya is seeking temporary asylum in Thailand. Before this, Mr. Rajapaksa sent his resignation letter to the Parliament Speaker of Sri Lanka immediately after arriving in Singapore on July 14. The Sri Lankan Parliament formally accepted his resignation on July 15. Then the former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was elected President in the voting held in the Parliament on July 20. Mr. Ranil said that now is not the right time for former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to return to the country. It may increase political tension.
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