Former President and Leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in today (21 Nov). as the 24th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Thousands of party supporters gathered at the Vauxhall Street election of office of the UNP to meet their defeated presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa.
The multi-ethnic and multi-religious region of Digana, Pallekelle and Balagolla in the Kandy district is a tinder-box with simmering ethnic tensions ready to explode into racial riots,
Outgoing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the party will be handed over to a group of young leaders who can protect the Sinhala Buddhist base of the party.
Newly appointed Secretary to the Defence Ministry Major General Kamal Gunaratne has instructed the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne to work with extra vigilance and caution in carrying out security duties in the coming days.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been released from all indictments in the D. A. Rajapaksa memorial case, sources said.
Six new governors were appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (21 Nov), the presidential secretariat said.
Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn in as Prime Minister to head an interim government by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at 1:00 pm at the Presidential Secretariat, his Media Secretary Rohan Welivita told RepublicNext.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will resign from office tomorrow he said in a statement released to Media a short while ago.