GR visit to Thailand allowed on Humanitarian grounds - Thai Gov

Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai have confirmed that ousted Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will temporarily stay in Thailand on humanitarian reasons according to the Bangkok Post. 

However while Thailand has received a request for former Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to visit the country, he has no intention of seeking political asylum, Thailand’s foreign ministry said.

Thailand would be the second Southeast Asian country Rajapaksa is seeking temporary shelter after fleeing his island nation last month amid mass protests.

He fled to Singapore on July 14, via the Maldives.