Report Wire - Ranil Wickremesinghe to take oath as new Sri Lanka PM right now

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Ranil Wickremesinghe to take oath as new Sri Lanka PM right now

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Ranil Wickremesinghe to take oath as new Sri Lanka PM today

After a closed-door assembly with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa final night, it was introduced that Ranil Wickremesinghe would take oath as the brand new PM of Sri Lanka right now.

Ranil Wickremesinghe to take oaths as new Sri Lanka PM right now. (Photo: Reuters)

United National Party (UNP) Chief Ranil Wickremesinghe will take oaths because the Prime Minister at 6.30 pm right now, his celebration confirmed, as per a report by Lanka Mirror.

Wickremesinghe, who held closed-door discussions with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa final night, will take oath as the brand new prime minister following the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday.

After taking the oath, Wickremesinghe will go to a temple in Colombo and thereafter assume his duties.

PROTESTS ROCK SRI LANKA

Peaceful demonstrations have been happening within the island nation protesting in opposition to the crippling financial disaster. In a heated protest, authorities loyalists attacked demonstrators main to 2 days of lethal mob violence within the nation.

Demonstrators and authorities supporters conflict exterior the official residence of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo. (Photo: AFP)

Nearly 250 folks have been injured within the violence in Colombo and different components of the nation. At least eight folks have been killed within the violent protests at the same time as the federal government imposed a nationwide curfew.

Several politicians’ properties, together with that of the Rajapaksa household, have been set on hearth by anti-government protesters.

On Tuesday, Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defence ordered the Army, the Air Force, and the Navy personnel to open hearth on anybody looting public property or inflicting hurt to others.

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