President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was allowed entry into Singapore upon his arrival, Singaporean officials confirmed.
Accordingly, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Rajapaksa had neither asked for nor was granted, any asylum.
They confirmed that he had arrived on a ‘private visit’, Singapore-based BBC News journalist Nick Marsh reported.
Rajapaksa, along with his wife Ioma Rajapaksa and two security officers, left for Singapore from Male last night (13), and are due to leave for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia foreign media outlets reported.
Rajapaksa is yet to resign from Presidency, despite his assurances to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena that he would do so on 13 July.
It is likely that he will hand in his letter of resignation once he has landed in Singapore claiming asylum, sources reported.