Former Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa returns to Sri Lanka from Dubai
In September 2022, he was given special security and a state bungalow upon his return to Sri Lanka from Thailand.
Sri Lanka's ousted president Gotabaya Rajapaksa applies for US citizenship restoration: Report
In 2019, Rajapaksa had renounced his US citizenship to contest the 2019 presidential polls. As per Sri Lankan Constitution, dual citizenship holders are barred from contesting elections.
Bankrupt Sri Lanka's deposed president 'to return home'
The former president had a 90-day visa to remain in Thailand, but opted to return with his wife, a bodyguard and another aide, the official said.
Sri Lankan Army rejects claim that it fired directly at protesters during violence at President's residence
Thousands of irate anti-government protesters on Saturday stormed into embattled President Rajapaksa's official residence after breaking the barricades.
'President Rajapaksa has not left Sri Lanka': Clarifies Speaker Abeywardena's office
However, the presidential secretariat has been issuing the President's statement even after he had fled the official residence when thousands of people stormed it on Saturday.
Sri Lankan Parliament to elect new president next week, Rajapaksa's communication will be released only through Speaker
After receiving Rajapaksa's resignation on Wednesday, Parliament will convene on July 15 to announce the vacancy and will reconvene on July 19 to accept the nominations for the post.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's cash worth millions of rupees handed to police
Protesters discovered 17.85 million rupees (about $50,000) in crisp new banknotes but turned them over to police following Saturday's storming of the Presidential palace.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign on July 13, PM confirms
However, the protesters who have occupied the residences of the President and Prime Minister have cleared that they will continue to occupy their houses until they resign from their posts.
The President and the Prime Minister: Two men at heart of Sri Lankan crisis
Many of the protesters say Ranil Wickremesinghe's appointment as prime minister simply put off pressure on Rajapaksa to resign.
Sri Lankan Cabinet defers 21st Amendment to the Constitution by a week
The 21st Amendment is expected to annul the 20A to the Constitution which gives unfettered powers to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa after abolishing the 19th Amendment.
Still no finance minister for bankrupt Sri Lanka
Last week, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's office said the new premier was expected to be given the additional responsibility of managing the country's finances to pull it out of bankruptcy.
President Rajapaksa swears in 8 more ministers amid Sri Lanka crisis
The ministers were sworn in after a delay of more than a week since the president appointed new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Sri Lankan police arrests two ruling party MPs for allegedly instigating mob violence
The members of parliament, both from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's party, were questioned by criminal investigators on Tuesday evening and detained overnight.
Sri Lanka president agrees to remove brother as PM: Lawmaker
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa agreed that a national council will be appointed to name a new prime minister and a Cabinet comprised of all parties in Parliament.
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