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Sri Lanka’s ex-President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives in Thailand | News

Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives in Bangkok from Singapore, where he was staying since mid-July.

Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who last month fled anti-government protests in his country, has arrived in Thailand on a flight from Singapore, where he had been staying since mid-July.

The former leader landed on a private jet at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport around 8pm local time (13:00 GMT), a senior Thai official said.

He left the airport’s VIP section around 40 minutes later with his wife and got into a black sedan, local media reported.

Officials in Thailand on Wednesday said they had been asked by the Sri Lankan government to allow him entry, and that he would be permitted to stay temporarily.

Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport, Thailand [Tananchai…

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