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Parliament Elects Wickremesinghe President

July 20 2022

Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Parliament has chosen Ranil Wickremesinghe to replace President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who resigned last week amid nationwide protests, reports the Straits Times (Singapore).

Wickremesinghe had been appointed caretaker prime minister by Rajapaksa after his brother, Mahinda Rajapaksa, resigned in May. He was then named acting president after Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country.

Sri Lanka has experienced widespread protests amid an economic crisis, including shortages of...

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