Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe became the next Prime Minister of the country on Thursday. With the country’s largest opposition party refusing to join a government under the presidency of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Wickremesinghe — a four-time Prime Minister of the country — remained the only option.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has defied calls to resign, pledging instead to form a new government after violence and food shortages in the state. His brother Mahinda Rajapaksa give his resignation as prime minister leading to the tension between the people. President Rajapaksa said to “control the current situation, and prevent the country from heading towards anarchy”, he would appoint a Prime Minister and cabinet “that can command a majority in Parliament and can gain the confidence of the people of the country”.
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