May 12, 2022

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lankan prime minister

Ranil Wickremesinghe, leader of the United National Party speaks to his supporters during a campaign rally on the last day for rallies, ahead of country’s parliamentary election scheduled for August 5, 2020, in Galle, Sri Lanka, August 2, 2020. REUTERS/Indunil Usgoda Arachchi

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COLOMBO, May 12 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s opposition lawmaker Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the next prime minister of the country, two sources in his United National Party said.

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Reporting by Uditha Jayasinghe in Colombo; Editing by Toby Chopra

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