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Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka Prime Minister

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena had sworn in Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister, a party official said.

Wickremesinghe was sworn in the presence of 18 legislators of his United National Front.

Wickremesinghe is to appoint a cabinet in the next few days.

Several legislators from Sirisena’s party has expressed interest in joining Wickremesinghe, but there is resistance from the rank and file to forming a coalition.

The UNF had 33 ministers in the last ‘national government’ not counting Sirisena’s nominees.