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The plane rumored to carry Sri Lanka’s president is the most tracked in the world.


Bloomberg reported that a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight from the Maldives to Singapore, believed to be carrying Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was the most-tracked flight in the world on Thursday, highlighting the massive global interest in the troubled island nation’s political affairs.

“As of 7:43 a.m. GMT, nearly 5,000 users were tracking Saudia flight 788 from Male, according to data from Flightradar24.com, more than three times the number of people tracking a French Air Force plane flying in Europe. Earlier Thursday, the Associated Press reported, citing an unnamed Maldivian official, that Rajapaksa is taking a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight to Singapore and then Saudi Arabia. The Bloomberg report expanded.

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