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Sri Lankan Airport Officials Thwart President’s Brother From Leaving Country



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Basil Rajapaksa, the previous finance minister and brother of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, tried to depart Sri Lanka however was thwarted by airport workers, because the nation waited to see whether or not the president would comply with by way of on a dedication to resign on Wednesday.

Basil Rajapaksa sought to board an Emirates flight to Washington, D.C., through Dubai, early Tuesday by way of a VIP departure lounge at Colombo’s principal worldwide airport, immigration officers stated. However in a present of how far public sentiment has soured in opposition to the Rajapaksa household over the dire state of the financial system, workers on the lounge walked off the job, leaving the previous minister unable to clear immigration.