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.
Sri Lanka president expected to keep finance portfolio
COLOMBO - Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to keep the finance portfolio and could also appoint a junior minister to help him out with the department's work, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday. (Reporting by Uditha Jayasinghe, writing by Krishna N. Das; Editing by Himani Sarkar)
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 …
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.