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Where are Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa and PM Wickremesinghe?

Society 18:45 11 Jul, 2022

While the whereabouts of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is publicly unknown, Ranil Wickremesinghe’s current address is a closely guarded secret

Where are Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa and PM Wickremesinghe?

Two days after tens of thousands of protesters forced the president and the prime minister of Sri Lanka to flee their residences, the two leaders have not been seen in public, Qazet.az reports.

While the whereabouts of embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is publicly unknown, officials told Al Jazeera on Monday that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s current address is a closely guarded secret.

Hours before the protesters began marching towards the President’s House and his office in capital Colombo on Saturday morning, police announced an overnight curfew which was denounced as illegal by legal experts.

Amid confusion and chaos following the curfew announcement late on Friday, it is believed the president’s security made arrangements for Rajapaksa to flee to a safer place.

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