Sri Lankan president arrives in Singapore after fleeing protests | Free Malaysia Today (FMT)

Singapore’s foreign ministry confirmed Rajapaksa had been allowed to enter the city-state but insisted it was for a “private visit”.

“He has not asked for asylum and neither has he been granted any asylum. Singapore generally does not grant requests for asylum,” it said in a statement.

A handful of Sri Lankans were waiting in one of the airport’s arrival areas to voice their anger at Rajapaksa and the economic crisis engulfing their homeland.

Source: Sri Lankan president arrives in Singapore after fleeing protests | Free Malaysia Today (FMT)