President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is likely to head to Dubai soon.
Informed sources stated that while in the Maldives, Gotabaya will stay in a resort in the Maldives for a few days until heading out to Dubai.
Rajapaksa arrived in the capital of the Maldives, Male at around 3.00 AM local time.
The President was accompanied by five family members and three staff.
Rajapaksa flew out of the country to the Maldives early Wednesday before stepping down from his post.
He had promised to resign on Wednesday and clear the way for a “Peaceful transition of power”, after fleeing his Official Residence in Colombo just before thousands of protesters overran it.
As President, Rajapaksa enjoys immunity from arrest, and he is believed to have wanted to go abroad before stepping down to avoid the possibility of being detained.
He, his wife and a bodyguard were among four passengers on board an Antonov-32 Military Aircraft which took off from the main international airport heading for the neighbouring Maldives, according to Immigration sources.