Ranil Wickremesinghe to be sworn in as Sri Lanka’s Next PM

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Published: May 12,2022 02:17 PM
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Amid the ongoing crisis in Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rapaksa is expected to name Ranil Wickremesinghe as the next Prime Minister of the nation

May 12, 2022: Amid the ongoing crisis in Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rapaksa is expected to name Ranil Wickremesinghe as the next Prime Minister of the nation that has been burning for the past several days.



Five-time former premier Ranil Wickremesinghe is seen as the frontrunner for the post that was formerly held by the president's brother - Mahinda Rajapaksa who quit Monday amid violent protests in Colombo. Wickremesinghe (if named) will likely be at the head of a 'unity' government with cross-party support in the 225-member Sri Lanka parliament.



The island nation has been going through a deep economic crisis and days of horrific violence that has claimed the lives of at least eight people so far.