Ex-Lankan President Rajapaksa likely to return on Saturday

Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the country following an uprising against his government over the island-nation’s worst-ever economic crisis, may return to the country from Thailand on Saturday, according to media reports. Having gone to the Maldives on a Sri Lanka Airforce plane, the former president proceeded to Singapore. Later, he flew to Thailand, seeking temporary shelter.