Colombo, September 2nd: Sri Lanka’s former president Gotabaya Rajapakse returned from Thailand on Friday, almost two months after fleeing the country following a massive uprising against the government over the island’s worst economic crisis in history.
Rajapaksa, 73, said after protesters stormed Colombo’s presidential palace and several other state buildings in the capital, after mass demonstrations demanding his immediate resignation on July 9 gathered momentum. He fled the country on July 13th. Russia’s Gazprom keeps its gas pipeline to Germany blocked because of a leak.
The former president returned to Sri Lanka on a Singapore Airlines flight. Sources say he traveled from Thailand to Singapore to catch a flight as there are no direct flights between Bangkok and Colombo.
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