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Sri Lanka president hits airport standoff in escape attempt

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Sri Lanka’s embattled president was stuck in his own country Tuesday in a humiliating standoff with airport immigration staff blocking his exit to safety abroad, official sources said Tuesday. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has promised to resign on Wednesday. The 73-year-old leader fled his official residence in Colombo on Saturday. He is believed to want to go abroad before stepping down to avoid the possibility of being detained. He and his wife spent the night at a military base next to the main international airport.
27 days ago·Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Times of India

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hits airport standoff in escape attempt

South Asia News: Sri Lanka's embattled president was stuck in his own country Tuesday in a humiliating standoff with airport immigration staff blocking his exit to saf

28 days ago·Mumbai, India
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News18 India

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Seeks Seaborne Escape After Airport Standoff

A top defence source said the president's closest military aides were discussing the possibility of taking him and his entourage overseas aboard a naval patrol craft

27 days ago·India
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IBTimes

Sri Lanka President Hits Airport Standoff In Escape Attempt

Sri Lanka's embattled president was stuck in his own country Tuesday in a humiliating standoff with airport immigration staff blocking his exit to safety abroad, official sources said Tuesday. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has promised to resign on Wednesday and clear the way for a "peaceful transition of power" following widespread protests against him over the country's unprecedented economic crisis. The 73-year-old leader fled his official residence in …

28 days ago·United States
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Channel News Asia

Sri Lanka president seeks seaborne departure after airport standoff

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's president headed to a naval base on Tuesday (Jul 12) with a view to fleeing his island by ship following a standoff at the airport, official sources said. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has

27 days ago·Singapore
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The Straits Times

Sri Lanka president stuck in airport stand-off while trying to flee

Immigration officers refuse to go to the VIP suite to stamp his passport. Read more at straitstimes.com.

28 days ago·Singapore
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Gulf News

Sri Lanka president seeks seaborne escape after airport standoff

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has promised to resign and clear the way for a ‘peaceful transition’

27 days ago·Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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