President Ranil Wickramasinghe addressed a group of ruling party leaders, clarifying his stance on rumors surrounding his candidacy in the upcoming presidential election. According to reports, a minister questioned the president about speculations circulating regarding his participation in the presidential election.
In response, President Wickramasinghe stated that he has neither confirmed nor denied his candidacy for the presidential election. He emphasized that there is significant work ahead to develop a new economy in the country, including the completion of the debt restructuring program. The president highlighted the need for time to accomplish these tasks and build a stronger economic foundation.