Dinesh Gunawardena

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Dinesh Gunawardena Takes Oath As Sri Lanka's 15th Prime Minister

Dinesh Gunawardena took the oath of office as Sri Lanka's next prime minister on July 22. The 73-year-old Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Member of Parliament has been selected as the island nation's 15th PM. Gunawardena was named Home Minister by then-President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in April. With Gotabaya having fled the nation and resigned from his office, former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe was chosen as Sri Lanka's eighth President on July 21. 

Fri, 22 Jul 2022 - 12:49 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Sri Lanka, Prime Minister, Dinesh Gunawardena, President, Ranil Wickremesinghe

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Dinesh Gunawardena

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Sri Lankan Crisis: Dinesh Gunawardena Likely To Be Appointed As Next PM

Amid the ongoing economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka, the island nation's former public administration minister Dinesh Gunawardena will be appointed as the new Prime Minister, reported Reuters. Meanwhile, six-time PM Ranil Wickremesinghe took oath as the president of Sri Lanka, on July 21. Notably, Gunawardena and Wickremesinghe were schoolmates. Sri Lanka is witnessing its worst political crisis in history, with the people… read-more

Thu, 21 Jul 2022 - 07:37 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Sri Lanka, Colombo, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Dinesh Gunawardena, Ranil Wickremesinghe

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President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe

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Ranil Wickremesinghe Wins Sri Lanka Presidential Elections With 132 Votes

Sri Lankan acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe won the Nation's Presidential elections, which concluded on July 20. A parliament house of 255 members voted for the three candidates--Ranil Wickremesinghe, Anura Kumara Dissanayake and Dullas Alahaperumain in the presidential fray. Of the total, 138 votes were given to Ranil, whereas Dullas Alahaperuma secured 82 votes and Anura was left with only three votes. With this, Wickremesinghe… read-more

Wed, 20 Jul 2022 - 01:27 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka President, Elections, parliament, Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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Ranil Wickremesinghe

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Colombo Protests Against Ranil Wickremesinghe, Demands Resignation: Sri Lanka

Protests have broken out in Sri Lanka's Colombo, calling for the resignation of acting president Ranil Wickremesinghe, since Wickremesinghe was not elected by the people and was appointed by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Sri Lanka is undergoing economic and political crisis, and the people of the country forced their PM Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has fled the country after his… read-more

Tue, 19 Jul 2022 - 03:55 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Colombo, Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Ranil Wickremesinghe

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Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe Declares 'Emergency'; Protests Intensify

Protests in Sri Lanka have intensified and PM Ranil Wickremesinghe has declared an emergency. Earlier, president Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was scheduled to resign on July 13, fled to Maldives, after his residence was overran by thousands of protestors. Following which, he is now expected to flee to Singapore. Meanwhile, protestors stormed at Wickremesinghe's office, and demanded for his resignation as well.

Wed, 13 Jul 2022 - 07:58 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Sri Lanka, Colombo, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Ranil Wickremesinghe

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Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

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Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe Willing To Step Down; Pave Room For All-Party Govt

The party leaders in Sri Lanka were informed on July 9 by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that he is ready to step down and allow an all-party administration to assume office. This comes after Sajith Premadasa, the leader of the opposition, called on the President and Prime Minister to resign. "No fake discussions. The President and the Prime Minister must resign immediately," Premadasa said in a statement.

Sat, 09 Jul 2022 - 07:45 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Sri Lanka, Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Resignation, Sri Lanka Crisis

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Maithripala Sirisena

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Sirisena Supports Formation Of New Government By Wickremesinghe: Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) leader Maithripala Sirisena on May 15, in a letter to newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, said that his party will support the formation of a new government. The time and date are now being worked out for the discussions. So far the SLPP and SLFP have pledged to support Wickremsinghe. Discussions are ongoing with the 11 party alliance members and opposition political groups.

Mon, 16 May 2022 - 04:41 PM / by SARANNYA ACHARYA

Tags: Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Maithripala Sirisena, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka Politics

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Ranil Wickremesinghe


Ranil Wickremesinghe Took Over As The Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Sixth Term

Thursday, on May 12, the leader of UNP of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe took over as the country's Prime Minister for a record sixth term. The oath-taking ceremony takes place as the leader of the opposition and SJB head Sajith Premadasa said that his party will devise a strategy if UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is made the Prime Minister of the country. In 2018 Wickremesinghe's fifth-term power brought to end. 

Fri, 13 May 2022 - 04:59 PM / by SARANNYA ACHARYA

Tags: Sri Lanka, UNP of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka Prime Minister, Sri Lanka Politics

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