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‘I have nowhere to go’: Sri Lanka Prez Ranil Wickremesinghe rejects demands that he ‘goes home’


Sri Lanka’s President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday said that there is no point in demanding that he “goes home” as he has no home to go to while referring to the threats received from the protestors.

Speaking in Kandy, a city in Sri Lanka, Wickremesinghe said that some people have threatened to stage protests, demanding that he goes home, Colombo Gazette reported.

In response, Wickremesinghe said, “I am appealing to you not to do that as I have no home to go to.”

Wickremesinghe said that demanding him to go home is just a waste of time instead the protesters should try to rebuild his burnt house.

“No point telling a man who has no home, to go home,” he said, adding that after his house is rebuilt then the protesters can demand that he goes home.

The President said that the protesters must either rebuild the country or rebuild his house, Colombo Gazette reported.

He highlighted that the unrest had delayed a possible deal with the International Monetary Fund to help pull the bankrupt nation out of its economic crisis and urged political parties must work together on finding permanent solutions to the issues faced by Sri Lanka.


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