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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe assumes duties

May 13, 2022 2:29:59 AM - colombogazette.com

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe assumed duties today at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Wickremesinghe was appointed as the new Prime Minister yesterday.

He was sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo last evening.

Ranil Wickremesinghe had been sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on five previous occasions.

He was first appointed as PM from 1993 – 1994 after the assassination of President Ranasinghe Premadasa.

From 2001 to 2004 he was elected as the Prime Minister to lead the United National Front Government during the presidency of President Chandrika Bandaranayake.

In January 2015, he was appointed as the Prime Minister under President Maithripala Sirisena.

He was elected as Prime Minister at the Parliament election in August 2015.

In December 2018, then President Sirisena was compelled to appoint him as PM after having dismissed him in October 2018. (Colombo Gazette)