India on Wednesday (13) denied “Baseless and speculative” media reports that it facilitated the travel of Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Basil Rajapaksa out of Sri Lanka.
However this is the first time that the departure of Basil has been mentioned in an official statement.
Neither the Prime Minister’s Office, Speaker’s Office nor Sri Lanka Airforce mentioned the departure of Basil in their statements.
The High Commission would like to categorically deny speculative reports in sections of media and social media about India sending her troops to Sri Lanka. These reports and such views are also not in keeping with the position of
the Government of India. (1/2)
— India in Sri Lanka (@IndiainSL) July 10, 2022