Made a mistake, Sri Lankan President is still here: Speaker

Colombo, July 12 (IANS) Speaker of Sri Lanka's Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena in a telephone call to an India media agency said that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has not left the country, adding that "I made a mistake in the (BBC) interview".
 
Made a mistake, Sri Lankan President is still here: Speaker

Colombo, July 12 (IANS) Speaker of Sri Lanka's Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena in a telephone call to an India media agency said that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has not left the country, adding that "I made a mistake in the (BBC) interview".

He earlier told the BBC that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has left the island nation and is in a nearby country and that he will return to the country by Wednesday, the Daily Mirror reported.

--IANS

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