Ranil Wickremesinghe – new PM of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, in a bid to restore stability in the island nation in the midst of a political impasse and stifling economic crisis.

This is the sixth time Mr. Wickremesinghe has been appointed to the office. He has never finished a full term and will have the task of arresting the devastating impact of the island’s economic downturn, that too under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is fiercely detested by disgruntled citizens demanding his resignation.

Mr. Gotabaya’s older brother Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned as Prime Minister hours after his supporters violently attacked anti-government protesters.