Singapore-A last-minute protest against Singapore’s decision to expel Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Speakers Corner of Hong Lim Park on Saturday (July 16) attracted one audience.

Prabu Ramachandran, 34, a former candidate for Peoples Voice (PV) in the 2020 general election, said:

“By welcoming Gotabaya Rajapaksa here, I thought someone should talk about the message we are sending to the world and the international community.

“He is not desired. He is a politically exposed person. Unlike what is said, he is not just a Sri Lankan with a passport. Why do we take him? “

Mr. Prab, who works in the financial industry, announced on Facebook Friday morning a protest titled the expulsion of former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Initially it was planned to last from 4 pm to 6 pm, but due to the low turnout, it ended early at 4:48 pm.

He also livestreamed the protest on Facebook, which was watched live by about 20 people.

The only other speaker in the protest was blogger Leong Sze Hian, 68, who was also a former PV candidate.

He wondered why Rajapaksa chose to resign only in Singapore. He and Mr. Prab also requested that Rajapaksa’s bank account details be disclosed here.

The Speakers Corner is the only place in Singapore where you can legally protest without permission.

The development of Sri Lanka has seen protests against Mr. Rajapaksa not only domestically but also in the Maldives and around the world.

Immediately after he arrived in Singapore on Thursday (July 14th), police alerted demonstrators about the consequences of the law violation.

“Police are calling on civilians, Singaporeans, residents, labor pass holders and social visitors to comply with our local laws as well,” they said. “Measures will be taken against those who attend illegal public rallies,” they added.

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