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Ranil Wickremesinghe denies requesting deployment of UN peacekeeping forces to handle unrest in Sri Lanka

Ranil Wickremesinhge’s media division denied reports that he had requested United Nations Peacekeeping Forces to be deployed in Sri Lanka on Monday.

The rebuttal came after a letter addressed to international embassies requesting assistance in handling political arrest, that was signed by Wickremesinghe, had been circulated amongst media outlets.

Speaking to the sundaytimes.lk, Wickremesinhe’s media office said a fake letter had been sent to embassies using a forged signature.