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Thailand Confirms Ex-Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa’s Visit

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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Former Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa will visit Thailand temporarily and does not intend to seek political asylum in the Southeast Asian country, foreign ministry spokesman Tanee Sangrat said in a statement on Wednesday. 

Thailand has received a request from the current Sri Lanka government for Rajapaksa to enter the country, according to Tanee. The former president holds a diplomatic passport, which allows him entry into Thailand without a visa for 90 days.