Ioma Rajapaksa is the wife of the former President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa. She is also the former first lady of Sri Lanka. In July 2022, Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Ioma Rajapaksa made headlines after they absconded from Sri Lanka during the economic crisis in the country.According to many sources, Ioma, along with her husband Gotabaya Rajapaksa, escaped from Sri Lanka with the help of the Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF). Many sources claimed that on 13 July 2022, the couple fled to the Maldives from Sri Lanka in the SLAFs Antonov An-32 aircraft.On 14 July 2022, the couple left the Maldives and went to Singapore, and on the same day, after her husband resigned from the Presidentship, the couple went to Thailand.On 3 September 2022, after Ioma returned to Sri Lanka with Gotabaya, some media sources claimed that the couple returned to Sri Lanka because they were permitted to stay in Thailand for 90 days only, while some claimed that the total cost of living in Thailand with 24/7 VVIP security was costing them a lot of money and had become unsustainable for them. DailyO The Week.While living in the United States of America (USA), Ioma Rajapaksa used to work as a medical coder.As the first lady of Sri Lanka, Ioma Rajapaksa was appointed as the chairman of the Seva Vanitha Unit by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence (MoD). Ioma Rajapaksa speaking with the locals of Sri Lanka while working as a chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit.When the angry protestors ransacked the Presidential Palace in Sri Lanka, they found cash worth Rs 17.85 million or $50,000 that belonged to the couple. The protestors handed over the cash to the Sri Lankan police. The New Indian Express The Hindu The Sri Lankan polices spokesperson, during a press conference, said, The cash was taken over by the police and will be produced in court today. The cash found was in mint condition and it mostly contained the new bank notes..