Singapore extends Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s stay

Singapore, July 27 : Singapore government has permitted former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to stay in the island republic for another 14 days, it was reported on Wednesday.

A short-term visit pass which was issued to Rajapaksa when arrived here on a private visit two weeks ago has been extended.

Rajapaksa can now stay in Singapore until August 11.

Rajapaksa landed in Singapore on July 14, a day after fleeing his crisis-ridden country via Maldives and following a popular uprising that forced him to resign as president.

At the time, the Singapore government said he had not been granted asylum, and was in the country on a private visit.

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