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Former Prez Gotabaya to stay in Singapore for two more weeks

Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 6 (ANI): The Sri Lanka authorities has requested Singapore authorities to permit former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to stay in the nation for one other 14 days, native media reported on Saturday citing sources.

Rajapaksa, who’s at present staying in Singapore, was anticipated to depart the nation on August 11 when his visa expired.

However, Rajapaksa will stay in Singapore for some more time on the authorities’s request, reported Daily Mirror.

The former president was issued a 14-day go to go when he arrived on the Changi Airport in Singapore from the Maldives on July 14, and he was allowed to stay there for two weeks.

Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena introduced the official resignation of Rajapaksa on July 15.

73-year-old Gotabaya Rajapaksa had gone into hiding after crowds of protesters stormed his residence on July 9.

Ranil Wickremesinghe was then sworn in as President of Sri Lanka on July 21 in Parliament earlier than Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya.

Earlier, Wickremesinghe was appointed because the interim president of Sri Lanka after Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled overseas after his palace was stormed by offended protesters amid the unprecedented financial disaster.

Notably, the nation is dealing with a extreme scarcity of gasoline and different important provides and is in the throes of its worst-ever financial disaster with hovering inflation. The oil provide scarcity has pressured colleges and authorities places of work to shut till additional discover.

Reduced home agricultural manufacturing, a scarcity of international alternate reserves, and native foreign money depreciation have fuelled the shortages.

The financial disaster will push many households into starvation and poverty – some for the primary time – including to the half 1,000,000 individuals who the World Bank estimates have fallen beneath the poverty line due to the pandemic. (ANI)