Basil Rajapaksa is prevented by passengers from traveling to Dubai

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The younger brother of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and former finance minister of Sri Lanka, Basil Rajapaksa, was denied boarding on a flight to Dubai on Monday evening, according to local media.

In spite of passenger complaints, airport immigration officials reportedly refused to allow Basil leave Sri Lanka as a result of the ongoing economic crisis in the nation, according to the Daily Mirror.

The report also stated that Basil was unable to continue and had to return.

This development occurs a day after Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s whereabouts were confirmed by Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, following the appearance of reports that the President had fled the island nation.

Rajapaksa, the president of Sri Lanka, announced his resignation on Saturday after earlier reports that he had escaped and was in a third nation.

Speaker Abeywardena called ANI and said, “President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa is still in the nation, I made a mistake in the (BBC) interview. The speaker said that both Sri Lanka’s President and Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, are still in the nation when further questioned about their locations. After thousands of protesters barged into the President’s House in Fort on Saturday, the development happened.

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The stunning images were captured at the PM’s official mansion, where people could be seen playing carrom board, dozing off on the sofa, enjoying the park, and preparing dinner.






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