Decision on Gota’s visa extension tomorrow

Former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s visit visa for Singapore is to come to an end on August 11. Therefore the decision as to if the Singaporean authorities will extend the visa or not is likely to be announced tomorrow. 

The Singapore government had previously allowed Rajapaksa to extend his stay short stay visa in the country for another 14 days after he fled Sri Lanka three weeks ago. 

Singapore's foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan was quoted as saying that former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was not being accorded any privileges or immunity in Singapore.

"In general, the Singapore Government does not accord privileges, immunity and hospitality to former Heads of State or Heads of Government. Consequently, former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was not accorded any privileges, immunity or hospitality," he had said.