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Sri Lanka crisis

Singapore extends stay of former Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa

Badgered ex-leader allowed to stay until Aug. 11; no asylum granted

Sri Lanka's former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa landed in Singapore on July 14, a day after fleeing his crisis-ridden country following a popular uprising that forced him to resign.   © Reuters

COLOMBO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Singapore has permitted former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to stay in the island republic for an additional 14 days, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

A short-term visit pass issued when Rajapaksa arrived on a private visit two weeks ago has been extended, two separate sources in Colombo and Singapore, both with knowledge of the matter, told Reuters.

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