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Ranil to take oath as Sri Lankan premier

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Published: 15:28, 12 May 2022   Update: 16:01, 12 May 2022
Ranil to take oath as Sri Lankan premier

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The United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will take oath as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

He will take oath at around 6.30pm on Thursday, according to his party officials, reports Daily Mirror.

Wickremesinghe who held closed door discussions with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday evening, will take oaths as the new Prime Minister following the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday.

After taking oaths, Wickremesinghe will visit a temple in Colombo and thereafter assume his duties.

Wickremesinghe, who is a five-time former premier, is nominated as he will most likely lead a ‘unity’ government with cross-party support .

The crisis-hit island nation Sri Lanka has been facing its biggest economic crisis since independence. The citizens are facing shortages of food, medicines, and other necessities including fuel, and ultimately led to unrest across the island nation.