Singapore allows Sri Lanka president entry on private visit, says no asylum request

A Saudi airlines plane, believed to be carrying Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives on the tarmac at Singapore's Changi Airport July 14, 2022. REUTERS/Edgar Su

SINGAPORE, July 14 (Reuters) - Singapore's foreign ministry said on Thursday Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had been allowed to enter the city-state on a private visit.

It said he has not asked for asylum and neither has he been granted asylum.

Reporting by Chen Lin, Writing by Kanupriya Kapoor; Editing by Martin Petty

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