Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka has been battling a political crisis for some time recently after being surrounded by an economic crisis. After the economic crisis, the ruckus in Sri Lanka is not taking its name to stop. In the past, protesters in Sri Lanka were seen capturing and vandalizing the President’s House.
During which the biggest question arose as to where has President Gotabaya Rajapakse left his presidential residence in Sri Lanka. According to a local media house in Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is said to be missing since July 5. Meanwhile, news agency AFP has confirmed the departure of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for Maldives.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flies out of the country, reports AFP News Agency quoting officials
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Gotabaya Rajapakse fled the country
In fact, according to AFP, it is being claimed that according to information received from local officials, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has taken off from the country in a military plane in the early hours of today. An AFP report has claimed that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has left the neighboring country of Maldives after widespread protests against him.
Asylum in Maldives
AFP says immigration officials have informed that Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has flown to the Maldives in the early hours of Wednesday in an army Antonov-32 aircraft. Immigration officials said the Antonov-32 plane carried Gotabaya Rajapaksa, his wife and a bodyguard.
Left the country due to fear of arrest
It is being told that due to the demonstrations in Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapakse was afraid of arrest. In such a situation, he was trying to get out of the country as President. This is because Rajapaksa is exempt from arrest as president. That is why he wanted to go abroad before leaving office to avoid the possibility of being detained.
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