Former President Gotabaya will remain in Singapore for another two weeks.

Singapore has requested that Gotabaya Rajapaksa be allowed to stay for another 14 days . Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lankas president on July 21 .

Sri Lankan news agency reported on Saturday that the government of Singapore has requested that former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is currently staying in Singapore, be allowed to stay for another 14 days at his request, according to Daily Mirror.On July 15, Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena revealed Rajapaksa's resignation as a federal official.Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 73, went into hiding after being attacked by crowds of protesters on July 9.Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka's president on July 21, by Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya in Parliament.

Schools and government offices have been closed until further notice as a result of the oil shortage.The shortages have pushed many families into poverty, some for the first time, adding to the half-million people who have fallen below the poverty line, according to the World Bank.