Highlights

  • No role in Gotabaya Rajapaksa fleeing: India
  • Lankan President fled the country along with his wife
  • Media reports baseless and speculative: India

Latest news

Explained | Who is 2002 Gujarat riots survivor Bilkis Bano

Explained | Who is 2002 Gujarat riots survivor Bilkis Bano

Grenade attack on CRPF bunker in J&K's Shopian, no loss of life reported

Grenade attack on CRPF bunker in J&K's Shopian, no loss of life reported

'Move to Jammu or Delhi': Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti urges Kashmiri Pandits

'Move to Jammu or Delhi': Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti urges Kashmiri Pandits

Blasts, fire hits military depot in Russian-annexed Crimea

Blasts, fire hits military depot in Russian-annexed Crimea

Watch: little girl dances with folk artistes in Karnataka, tweeple can't stop gushing

Watch: little girl dances with folk artistes in Karnataka, tweeple can't stop gushing

No role in Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaving Sri Lanka: India

The 73-year-old Sri Lankan President fled the country along with his wife and two security officers on a military jet on Wednesday.

India on Wednesday categorically denied "baseless and speculative" media reports that it facilitated the travel of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who fled to the Maldives on a military jet in the face of a public revolt against his government for mishandling the country's economy.

The 73-year-old Sri Lankan President fled the country along with his wife and two security officers on a military jet on Wednesday.

WATCH President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees Sri Lanka, lands in Maldives

"The High Commission categorically denies baseless and speculative media reports that India facilitated the recent reported travel of @gotabayar @Realbrajapaksa out of Sri Lanka," the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka tweeted.

"It is reiterated that India will continue to support the people of Sri Lanka as they seek to realize their aspirations for prosperity and progress through democratic means and values, established democratic institutions and constitutional framework,” it added.

In a brief statement, the Sri Lankan Air Force said that under the Constitution granted to an Executive President, Rajapaksa was flown to the Maldives onboard an Air Force plane Wednesday morning.

Up Next

No role in Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaving Sri Lanka: India

No role in Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaving Sri Lanka: India

Blasts, fire hits military depot in Russian-annexed Crimea

Blasts, fire hits military depot in Russian-annexed Crimea

Putin slams US: era of the unipolar world order is nearing its end

Putin slams US: era of the unipolar world order is nearing its end

Heathrow Airport extends passenger cap until October-end

Heathrow Airport extends passenger cap until October-end

Mega submarine deal: Russian official says project design is good but implementation in India problematic

Mega submarine deal: Russian official says project design is good but implementation in India problematic

 Iran submits 'written response' in nuclear deal talks

Iran submits 'written response' in nuclear deal talks

More videos

UK becomes first country to approve COVID booster vaccine targeting original and Omicron strains

UK becomes first country to approve COVID booster vaccine targeting original and Omicron strains

Chinese research ship docks at Sri Lankan port amid concerns raised by India

Chinese research ship docks at Sri Lankan port amid concerns raised by India

 Former Australian PM Morrison took on extra powers in secret

Former Australian PM Morrison took on extra powers in secret

India takes over Times Square, New York: Shankar Mahadevan sings 'Ae Watan' at Independence Day fest

India takes over Times Square, New York: Shankar Mahadevan sings 'Ae Watan' at Independence Day fest

Myanmar: jailed leader Aung San Suu Kyi convicted on fresh corruption charges amid military rule

Myanmar: jailed leader Aung San Suu Kyi convicted on fresh corruption charges amid military rule

Iran claims 'no role' in Salman Rushdie attack, says 'don't accuse us'

Iran claims 'no role' in Salman Rushdie attack, says 'don't accuse us'

On Korean independence day, South offers North economic benefits for denuclearisation

On Korean independence day, South offers North economic benefits for denuclearisation

Taliban asks India to resume halted projects in Afghanistan

Taliban asks India to resume halted projects in Afghanistan

One year into Taliban rule: Afghanistan stares at suppressed women's rights, humanitarian crisis

One year into Taliban rule: Afghanistan stares at suppressed women's rights, humanitarian crisis

'His feisty and defiant sense of humour remains intact': Salman Rushdie's son

'His feisty and defiant sense of humour remains intact': Salman Rushdie's son

Editorji Technologies Pvt. Ltd. © 2022 All Rights Reserved.