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‘Blatantly false’: Indian High Commission dismisses experiences of Sri Lankan politicians, households fleeing to India

The denial comes amid experiences that former Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa and his household took refuge at a naval base, and have been making an attempt to flee overseas

A Buddhist monk joins different authorities supporters in vandalizing the positioning of anti-government protests outdoors the president’s workplace in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 9, 2022. (AP)

The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka on Tuesday “strongly denied” experiences that “certain political persons and their families” have fled to India.

In a tweet, the High Commission mentioned that rumours circulating in sections of media and social media had been “fake and blatantly false reports, devoid of any truth or substance.”

The High Commission nonetheless stopped in need of naming former Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa and his household who’re at present believed to be hiding at a naval base in Trincomalee metropolis.

Anti-government protesters have surrounded the bottom amid speculations that the Rajapaksas are attempting to flee overseas.

Vigilante teams have additionally blocked the primary highway to Colombo airport to examine for any Rajapaksa loyalists making an attempt to depart the island.

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Mahinda needed to be rescued in a pre-dawn navy operation after hundreds of offended protesters stormed his official residence in Colombo in a single day and lobbed petrol bombs.

Mahinda Rajapaksa stepped down because the PM on Monday. However, his resignation didn’t quell anti-government protests over the island nation’s worst financial disaster in many years.

Mahinda’s youthful brother Gotabaya continues to function the President wielding widespread powers and command over the safety forces.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been resisting requires resignation because the Opposition and protesters assault his authorities over financial mismanagement.

With inputs from companies

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