Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the president of Sri Lanka, flew from the Maldives to Singapore and landed there on an aircraft after widespread protests against his government.
The authorities of Singapore declared that the president of Sri Lanka had been “permitted admission on a private visit.” It’s unclear whether Mr. Rajapaksa will remain or relocate. In response to public outrage over the island’s economic catastrophe, he promised to step down by Wednesday but has yet to do so.
For Sri Lankans, the price of food, fuel, and other necessities has skyrocketed. There have been several rumors about the president’s intentions ever since he escaped to the Maldives on a military plane on Tuesday night. According to reports, he flew on a Saudi aircraft with his wife and two bodyguards.
“He hasn’t requested asylum, and he hasn’t been given any either. Typically, Singapore denies claims for refuge “The foreign ministry of Singapore announced that he had arrived. The leader, who is immune from prosecution because he is the president, is thought to have intended to leave Sri Lanka before resigning to prevent the risk of being detained by the new administration.
It does so as the curfew was extended for a second day on Thursday by acting president Ranil Wickremesinghe. To put an end until protests, his government imposed a curfew on Friday from noon (06:30 GMT) to 5:00.
Anti-government protesters started abandoning several of the government buildings they had taken over, which calmed down the streets of Colombo. A spokesman for the demonstrators declared, “We are peacefully retreating from the presidential palace, the presidential secretariat, and the prime minister’s office with immediate effect, but we will continue our struggle.”
President Rajapaksa named Mr. Wickremesinghe acting president after the latter fled, but the move sparked further demonstrations calling for the resignation of the prime minister as well. The protests on Wednesday in Colombo’s capital city, which took place at significant locations including the prime minister’s office, resulted in one fatality and 84 injuries.
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