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Sri Lanka's newly elected president sworn into office

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Army and police personnel arrived in trucks and buses around midnight. They removed tents and protest banners at the site near the presidential palace. The move follows the swearing-in Thursday of new President Ranil Wickremesinghe. The months of protests concentrated on the ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
2 months ago·Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president

Veteran politician Ranil Wickremesinghe was on Thursday sworn in as Sri Lanka's eighth president. Wickremesinghe, 73, took oath as the 8th Executive President at the Parliament complex before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya. He will face the tough task of leading the country out of its economic crisis and restoring order after months of mass protests.

2 months ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC NewsBBC News

Sri Lanka: Forces raid anti-government protest camp

A BBC video journalist was beaten by the army and one soldier snatched his phone and deleted videos.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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2 months ago·United Kingdom
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The GuardianThe Guardian

Sri Lanka security forces raid protest camp as Ranil Wickremesinghe flexes muscles

Arrests as hundreds of demonstrators evicted from camp blocking presidential office, hours before they were due to vacate areaSri Lankan security forces have raided the main anti-government protest camp in Colombo, dismantling it and evicting activists gathered outside the president’s office.The raid in the capital early on Friday came a day after veteran politician Ranil Wickremesinghe – who vowed tough action against demonstrators – was sworn …

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CTV NewsCTV News

Sri Lanka's newly elected president sworn into office

Veteran politician Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka's new president Thursday to take charge of a nation bitterly angry he will remain in power amid an unprecedented economic crisis.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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The HinduThe Hindu

Sri Lanka's newly elected President Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn into office

The six-time Prime Minister had never held the top job. But he easily won the secret ballot of lawmakers on July 20 to finish the term of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

2 months ago·India
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