New Delhi: Former finance minister of Sri Lanka and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s youngest brother was stopped from boarding a flight to Dubai on Monday night, reported information company ANI quoting native media. Basil reportedly tried to go away Sri Lanka amid the continued financial disaster within the nation however airport immigration officers refused to let him depart the nation following the protests by passengers, Day by day Mirror reported.
The report additional said that Basil needed to return with out having the ability to proceed after immigration officer’s refusal.
The event comes a day after Sri Lanka’s Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena clarified that Gotabaya Rajapaksa has not fled the nation and was nonetheless there quickly after studies emerged that he left the island nation amid financial and political turmoil.
Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa, who introduced his resignation on Saturday, was earlier stated to have fled and was in a 3rd nation. “President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa continues to be within the nation, I made a mistake within the (BBC) interview,” Speaker Abeywardena informed ANI in a phone name.
Responding to the query on the whereabouts of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Speaker stated that each of them have been nonetheless within the nation.
The event comes after 1000’s of individuals stormed into the President’s Home in Fort on Saturday. The dramatic visuals got here from PM’s official residence the place they have been seen taking part in carrom board, sleeping on the couch, having fun with in park premises and making ready meals for dinner.
On Monday, Speaker Abeywardena knowledgeable that President Rajapaksa will resign from his submit tomorrow, July 13 and the brand new President will probably be elected on July 20. Following the favored rebellion on Saturday, Rajapaksa agreed to step down from the submit on the request of the social gathering chief, although he has not resigned formally.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe additionally stated that he’ll step down from the submit as soon as the brand new authorities is shaped.