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Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed as new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, succeeding Mahinda Rajapaksa

Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka


The President of Sri Lanka on Thursday administered the oath of office to senior leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as the new Prime Minister. Let us inform that Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) has only one seat in Sri Lanka’s 225-member parliament. . However, only two months later, Sirisena reinstated him to this post.


According to sources, Wickremesinghe has the support of all parties to lead the interim administration. He has been appointed for 6 months. UNP President V Abeywardena exuded confidence that he will get majority once Wickremesinghe is sworn in as the new Prime Minister. The country’s oldest party UNP could not win a single seat in 2020. And Wickremesinghe, who contested from Colombo, a stronghold of the UNP, was also defeated. Let us tell you that Sajith Premadasa, his colleague, separated from him and formed a separate party SJB which had become the main opposition party.

Wickremesinghe is known as a leader who handled the economy with visionary policies. He is considered a Sri Lankan politician who can also mobilize international cooperation. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in his televised message to the nation late on Wednesday, refused to step down but promised the formation of a new prime minister and youth cabinet this week.

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