I am not a friend of the Rajapaksas, I am a friend of the people: WICKREMESINGHE
Sri Lanka’s new president WICKREMESINGHE says- I am not a friend of the Rajapaksas, I am a friend of the people!
Sri Lanka’s president took a vow on Thursday as the 8th president after former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa who fled away from the country and then resigned.
He was asked if he could be different from the Rajapaksas as he is an old friend of theirs?
Meanwhile, Wickremesinghe said- “ how can I be an old friend of Rajapaksa? I’ve been opposing them all this time.
He further mentioned that- I am not a friend of Rajapaksas, “I am a friend of the people.”
I have worked earlier with (former president Chandrika ) Kumaratunge. She belongs to one party, and I belong to a different party that doesn’t mean I am his friend. (the new president says) He also told- there will be an equal chance as the people want, and stressed that is a friend of the people.
The new president also said- he is looking for the opportunity to strengthen his United National party
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