Dinesh Gunewardena Takes Oath As The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Veteran politician Dinesh Gunawardena was appointed as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister.

Mumbai: Dinesh Gunewardena who has previously been the foreign minister and education minister of the island nation, took oath as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, on Friday. The oath ceremony was done in the prime minister’s office on Flower Road, Colombo, where huge military and police were present amid the protest.

Ranil Wickremesinghe who was sworn in as the prime minister on Thursday has called for bipartisanship to address the unprecedented economic turmoil in the nation.

Dinesh Gunewardena is one of the faces with whom there are high hopes of making the situation better. As the country is facing the worst downturn in the economy with the citizens suffering due to a shortage of essentials, the Prime minister will soon consult the IMF to gain help for the financial restructuring to get rid of foreign debt and bankruptcy.

The military attack on the main agitation site comes less than 24 hours after Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as President, amid political ruckus in the island after dramatic citizens’ protests on July 9 led to former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fleeing Sri Lanka.

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