Former Sri Lankan president expected to reach Bangkok

Former President of Sri Lanka Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was ousted amid the country’s worst economic crisis in its history, is expected to reach Thailand on Thursday.

The former president had earlier fled the country to Singapore on July 14, after enraged protesters barged inside his official residence and office.

Sri Lanka has witnessed its worst economic crisis till date under the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government as the island-nation officially declared bankruptcy in May this year.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who formerly served as Lieutenant Colonel in the Sri Lankan army, resigned as president of his country on July 14.

By resigning, Rajapaksa became the first president in Sri Lanka’s history to resign prior to the completion of his tenure.

When contacted, the Sri Lankan foreign ministry did not respond to comment, meanwhile the a Thai government spokesperson too refused to comment.

According to sources, the former president is expected to leave Singapore for Thailand and reach Bangkok on Thursday.