RANIL SWORN IN AS PM
Five-time former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been reappointed for a sixth time in an effort to bring stability to the country amid a political and economic crisis that has engulfed Sri Lanka.
The president’s selection of Wickremesinghe is seen as an attempt to end violence triggered by the economic crisis and restore international credibility as the government negotiates a bailout package with the International Monetary Fund. Ranil Wickremesinghe, a political veteran, faces the daunting task of leading Sri Lanka its worst economic crisis since independence.
Former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa extended his wishes to newly-appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.