Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister as the country remains involved in the economic crisis Mahinda Rajapaksa I submitted my resignation from the top post on May 9th. Shortly after his resignation, rumors emerged that he had fled the country.
There was much speculation that former Prime Minister Rajapaksa fled to neighboring India with his family shortly after submitting his resignation. With these rumors in mind, the High Commissioner of India made the clarification.
On Tuesday (May 10, 2022), Sri Lanka’s Indian High Commission said that these claims by social media users and media reports were “fake and blatantly false” of Rajapaksa and his family fleeing to India. I argued against speculation.
The High Commissioner issued a statement, stating: “The High Commissioner recently noticed rumors that certain politicians and their families had fled to India in the media and social media sections. These are fake and blatantly false reports. Yes, there is no truth or substance. The High Commissioner strongly denies them. ”
The High Commissioner recently noticed rumors that certain politicians and their families had fled to India in the media and social media sections.
These are fake, blatantly false reports, without truth or substance. The High Commissioner strongly denies them. — India, Sri Lanka (@IndiainSL) May 10, 2022
Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from the post of Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on Monday. Just hours after his supporters attacked the country’s rebels, it caused a series of violent clashes in the endangered country.
The former Prime Minister reportedly left his office with his family early Tuesday morning, and his whereabouts have been speculated since then. There were also reports that he had evacuated to a naval base in Sri Lanka after he left his office.
Sri Lanka’s top civilian authorities have also helped speculate that Rajapaksa will flee the country. A senior official wrote on social media that he was not involved in “he was involved in the illegal transportation and removal of people from Sri Lanka.”
India denied reports that Rajapaksa had fled to the country with his family, but the Foreign Ministry said they “fully supported” Sri Lanka’s democracy, stability, and economic recovery.
https://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-former-sri-lanka-pm-mahinda-rajapaksa-fled-to-india-with-family-high-commission-clarifies-2952142 Did former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa flee to India with his family?High Commissioner clarifies