Lanka ex-leader leaves Singapore
Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday left Singapore where he had taken refuge following his escape from protesters at home, after he was given a visa only for about a month in the city-state. Rajapaksa flew into Singapore from the Maldives on July 14 after fleeing a deepening economic crisis and widespread protests in Sri Lanka. He tendered his resignation shortly after his arrival. A source said Rajapaksa now planned to go to Thailand for a short stay but will return to Singapore.