Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has left the Maldives for Singapore. The news agency Reuters reported this information.
Gotabaya fled the country to the Maldives on a military plane last Tuesday night in the face of unprecedented economic crisis and mass movements. When Gotabaya visited the Maldives, Sri Lankans living in the country protested. They demanded that he not be granted asylum in the Maldives.
Ordinary people in the Maldives also expressed their displeasure with the country’s government. Political parties in the Maldives have sharply criticized the country’s government for harboring Gotabaya.
President Gotabaya was due to resign on Wednesday. But he fled the country the night before without resigning.
Gotabayar was scheduled to fly from Maldives to Singapore last night on a Singapore Airlines flight. He refrained from boarding the Singapore Airlines flight due to safety concerns.