President congratulates new PM, looks forward to ‘making SL strong again’


President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said he looks forward to working together with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe ‘to make Sri Lanka strong again’.

Taking to Twitter to congratulate the newly appointed Premier, Rajapaksa applauded Wickremesinghe for ‘stepping up to take on the challenging task of steering our country through a very turbulent time’.

Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the 26th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before the President a short while ago, after Mahinda Rajapaksa stepped down from the post following the unrest on Monday (09).