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Gotabaya Rajapaksa returns to Sri Lanka from Thailand

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oi-Madhuri Adnal

| Published: Saturday, September 3, 2022, 0:40 [IST]

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Colombo, Sep 03: Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday returned to the country from Thailand, nearly two months after he fled the country following a massive uprising against his government over the island nation's worst-ever economic crisis.

 Gotabaya Rajapaksa returns to Sri Lanka from Thailand

Rajapaksa, 73, fled the country on July 13 after months-long mass public demonstrations demanding his immediate resignation on July 9 gained momentum after protesters stormed the President's House in Colombo and several other state buildings in the capital.

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The ex-president returned to Sri Lanka on a Singapore Airlines flight. He travelled from Thailand to Singapore to take the flight as there are no direct flights between Bangkok and Colombo, sources said.

Story first published: Saturday, September 3, 2022, 0:40 [IST]

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