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Ranil says he is willing to work with Sirisena

Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was sacked as Sri Lanka's prime minister on October 26, said he would still be willing to work with the president, who appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new premier. 

Asked by The Hindu whether he would be willing to work with President Sirisena, Wickremesinghe said, "I’ll have no problem working with him, that’s a question you must ask him." 

"The Constitution doesn’t make provision for personal prejudices,” he added, during an interview with the paper on Tuesday at Temple Trees. 

The paper noted that the building had become a site of constant Buddhist chanting by monks, as Ranil supporters pray for his return to power. 

Wickremesinghe is calling for parliament to be reconvened immediately so that he can prove his majority. 

“I am confident of having the numbers,” Wickremesinghe said. 

“The fact that they are delaying the recall is because they don’t have the numbers.”

“The delay worries me because it makes the country more unstable."

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