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.