Colombo (Sri Lanka) – The former Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe is now the new President of Sri Lanka. He won a total of 134 votes from the MPs. Currently, Wickremesinghe holds the position of Caretaker.
Sri Lankan lawmakers vote to make acting President Wickremesinghe the country’s new president, hoping he will pull the country out of a crippling economic crisis. https://t.co/R1svCsqEDF
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 20, 2022
He has been the Chief of the ‘United National Party’ since 1994. He has been the PM of Sri Lanka 4 times till date.