US media: Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa may travel from Maldives to Singapore tonight


2022-07-14: [Chinese Article Link]  According to CNN News 18, Sri Lankan President Godabaya Rajapaksa, who had fled the Maldives on 13th, may now travel to Singapore with his family. CNN News 18 coverage screenshot: Rajapaksa may travel from Maldives to Singapore tonight. According to reports, according to a short statement issued by the Sri Lankan Air Force, Rajapaksa left Sri Lanka in a military aircraft with his wife and two security officers. The statement states that “in accordance with the Government's request and the constitutional powers vested in the President, with the full approval of the Ministry of Defence, the President, his wife and two security officers took off from Katunayaka International Airport to the Maldives in the early hours of 13 July on board a Sri Lankan Air Force aircraft”. According to BBC BBC, Rajapaksa arrived in Malé, the capital of Maldives, at around 3 a.m. local time (Beijing time at 6 a.m.). The source quotes Maldives officials that Rajapaksa was received by local government officials at the airport in the capital of the Maldives and was escorted by the police to a secret location. Rajapaksa (right) was welcomed by Maldivian officials at Malévirana International Airport (Tutu from newss18) As a result, on 9 July local time, massive protests broke out in Sri Lanka, where some demonstrators broke into the residence of President Rajapaksa. After a large number of demonstrators stormed the residence of the President, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Vikramasinha and President Rajapaksa announced successively that they would resign. Sri Lankans protest in the streets. CNN News 18 quoted the Maldives media as saying that Rajapaksa could not stay in Sri Lanka for much longer. Most Maldivian political parties were outraged by President Saleh and former President Nasheed helping Rajapaksa escape from Sri Lanka. The reason given by the Government of Maldives for this is that Rajapaksa is still the President of Sri Lanka and that he has not resigned or transferred power to his successor, so the source states that “if the President wishes to travel to the Maldives, this is not to be refused”. It is understood that Rajapaksa enjoyed immunity from prosecution during his tenure as President and that he fled the country prior to his resignation in order to avoid the possibility of arrest by the new Government. It was also mentioned that a total of 13 persons accompanied Rajapaksa to the Maldives, travelling on An-32 military aircraft, and that Rajapaksa's first request to land in the Maldives was denied by the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority and was subsequently granted permission to land at the request of Nasheed. The Sri Lankan news website Morning News quotes high-level government sources that Rajapaksa may not submit a letter of resignation until she arrives at her final destination on Wednesday night. It is understood that a letter of resignation from Rajapaksa will be sent to Abewaldna, Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, around 8 p.m. (beijing time at 10.30 p.m.) Sri Lanka time. At the same time, the Office of the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka categorically denied media reports of “no-ground and speculative” India's assistance to Rajapaksa's escape to Maldives. In addition, CNN News 18 reported that Prime Minister Vikram Masinha was confirmed to have left Sri Lanka. BBC quoted sources who reported that Rajapaksa’s brother, former Minister of Finance Bazl Rajapaksa, had also left the country. This is the exclusive text of the Network of Observers and cannot be reproduced without authorization.


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US media: Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa may travel from Maldives to Singapore tonight


2022-07-14: [Article Link]  According to CNN News 18, Sri Lankan President Godabaya Rajapaksa, who had fled the Maldives on 13th, may now travel to Singapore with his family. CNN News 18 coverage screenshot: Rajapaksa may travel from Maldives to Singapore tonight. According to reports, according to a short statement issued by the Sri Lankan Air Force, Rajapaksa left Sri Lanka in a military aircraft with his wife and two security officers. The statement states that “in accordance with the Government's request and the constitutional powers vested in the President, with the full approval of the Ministry of Defence, the President, his wife and two security officers took off from Katunayaka International Airport to the Maldives in the early hours of 13 July on board a Sri Lankan Air Force aircraft”. According to BBC BBC, Rajapaksa arrived in Malé, the capital of Maldives, at around 3 a.m. local time (Beijing time at 6 a.m.). The source quotes Maldives officials that Rajapaksa was received by local government officials at the airport in the capital of the Maldives and was escorted by the police to a secret location. Rajapaksa (right) was welcomed by Maldivian officials at Malévirana International Airport (Tutu from newss18) As a result, on 9 July local time, massive protests broke out in Sri Lanka, where some demonstrators broke into the residence of President Rajapaksa. After a large number of demonstrators stormed the residence of the President, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Vikramasinha and President Rajapaksa announced successively that they would resign. Sri Lankans protest in the streets. CNN News 18 quoted the Maldives media as saying that Rajapaksa could not stay in Sri Lanka for much longer. Most Maldivian political parties were outraged by President Saleh and former President Nasheed helping Rajapaksa escape from Sri Lanka. The reason given by the Government of Maldives for this is that Rajapaksa is still the President of Sri Lanka and that he has not resigned or transferred power to his successor, so the source states that “if the President wishes to travel to the Maldives, this is not to be refused”. It is understood that Rajapaksa enjoyed immunity from prosecution during his tenure as President and that he fled the country prior to his resignation in order to avoid the possibility of arrest by the new Government. It was also mentioned that a total of 13 persons accompanied Rajapaksa to the Maldives, travelling on An-32 military aircraft, and that Rajapaksa's first request to land in the Maldives was denied by the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority and was subsequently granted permission to land at the request of Nasheed. The Sri Lankan news website Morning News quotes high-level government sources that Rajapaksa may not submit a letter of resignation until she arrives at her final destination on Wednesday night. It is understood that a letter of resignation from Rajapaksa will be sent to Abewaldna, Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, around 8 p.m. (beijing time at 10.30 p.m.) Sri Lanka time. At the same time, the Office of the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka categorically denied media reports of “no-ground and speculative” India's assistance to Rajapaksa's escape to Maldives. In addition, CNN News 18 reported that Prime Minister Vikram Masinha was confirmed to have left Sri Lanka. BBC quoted sources who reported that Rajapaksa’s brother, former Minister of Finance Bazl Rajapaksa, had also left the country. This is the exclusive text of the Network of Observers and cannot be reproduced without authorization.

Note: This is a translated version of the Chinese news media article. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.

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