Basil’s exit from country foiled after protests by passengers | Sri Lanka News

An attempt by former Minister Basil Rajapaksa to leave the country through the Silk Route Passenger Clearance Terminal was foiled due to airport immigration officials refusing to let him leave the country following the protests by passengers.

According to the immigration office sources, the former Minister arrived at the Badaranaike International Airport (BIA) at 12.00 midnight last night to leave for Dubai.

The reserved flight for Basil Rajapaksa was scheduled to leave for Dubai at 3.15 am today.

However, the immigration officers refused to approve Basil Rajapaksa's departure. Later, the Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration Officers' Association (SLIEOA) decided to withdraw from functioning at the Silk Route Passenger Clearance Terminal from last night.

However, it was reported that Basil Rajapaksa had to return without being able to proceed. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)




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