Could playing the piano in a hotel be incumbent Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s pastime after he retires from politics?
Playing of the piano figured during Cinnamon’s Future of Tourism Summit’s entertaining Q&A session between Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and CNN correspondent Richard Quest.
As part of an answer in response to Quest’s question, Premier said as more hotels come “there won’t be enough pianists to play” to create an authentic experience. Quest snapped back asking the PM “do you play the piano?” for which Wickremesinghe replied “I used to”. This answer prompted the witty Quest to suggest: “Well then there is a job after politics for you,” triggering laughter and applause at the Summit.