Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka, Mr. Ranil Wickremsinghe back to power today sworn in as Prime minister by President Maithripala Sirisena thus bringing an end to weeks-long political crisis in the country.

Mr. Wickremsinghe was removed as Prime minister on October 26 and was replaced by Mahinda Rajapaksa who resigned yesterday after failing to garner majority in Parliament. This is the fifth time Mr. Wickremsinghe has been sworn in as Prime minister which is a record in Sri Lanka. He returns after SC verdict on crisis, ending a 51-day power tussle in the island nation that had crippled govt, cabinet of ministers is expected to be sworn in tomorrow and a vote of account will be presented next week to meet expenditure for first two months of New Year.

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