Sri Lankan ex-president in Thailand for temporary stay

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Thailand’s foreign ministry confirmed on Friday that Sri Lanka’s former president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has arrived in Thailand for a temporary stay.

Immigration authorities of Singapore said on a website that Rajapaksa left Singapore Thursday.

The Thai Government on Wednesday stated that his stay is temporary and no political asylum has been sought yet.

It also said as a holder of a diplomatic passport, the former president of Sri Lanka is allowed to stay in Thailand without a visa for a period of up to 90 days.

The former president had toured the Maldives and Singapore.

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