Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Former Sri Lankan president sworn in as prime minister

Published 11:00 pm | November 21, 2019

Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the country’s new prime minister in front of
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat in capital Colombo on Thursday. Rajapaksa, ruling as the president from 2005 to 2015, took oaths as the prime minister a day after leader of the former ruling United National Party resigned from the post.

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tendered his resignation after presidential candidate from his party Sajith Premadasa lost last Saturday’s presidential election. Premadasa who contested from the New Democratic Front, was defeated by Gotabaya Rajapaksa from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) who secured nearly 52 percent of the total votes.

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