BREAKING: Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed as new PM

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Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the 26th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka a short while ago (12).

This will be Wickremesinghe’s sixth time holding the Office of the Prime Minister

His appointment comes following the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from the post of Prime Minister on Monday (09) after unrest broke out when several pro-government supporters attacked peaceful anti-Government protesters near Temple Trees, Galle Face and in several other locations across the country.