Sri Lanka: Gotabaya Rajapaksa Returns To Home Land After FleeingSophia Loren (Author) Published Date : Sep 03, 2022 10:14 IST
Former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa returned to Sri Lanka after a seven-week stay abroad. Sri Lankan news agencies reported he returned amid heavy security presence.
Following the severe economic downturn in Sri Lanka, citizens broke into the President's palace and ransacked the entire building. The protesters even used the beds, chairs, television, swimming pool and many others. The photos of the Sri Lankan Citizens went viral on social media. This huge protest created a history and a worldwide talk.
Following this, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who left the country mid-July, fled to Singapore. When he landed in Singapore, Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned from his presidency and sent the letter to the Speaker of Sri Lanka via email. From there, he went to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, and stayed.
There he stayed in the same room as a prisoner. In this case, he arrived in Colombo last night after 52 days. Ministers and officers welcomed him with garlands. It is said that no news media was present during his arrival.
A new task force consisting of the police and the army has been formed to provide security to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, which includes commandos.