Sri Lanka PM to resign paving way for new cabinet
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will resign paving the way for newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appoint his own cabinet, political sources said.
Wickremesinghe is expected to make statement later today and leave the official residence Temple Trees tomorrow, an official said.
Under Sri Lanka’s constitution the resignation of the PM automatically dissolves the cabinet of ministers.
Several ministers including the finance minister had already resigned, following the defeat of candidate Sajith Premadasa, the ruling coalitions candidate for the presidency.
The new administration is expected to appoint an interim cabinet of 15 ministers. (Colombo/Nov20/2019)