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Ranil Wickremesinghe becomes Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for the fifth time



Ranil Wickremesinghe becomes Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for the fifth time: Details, Profile, Highlights

Ranil Wickremesinghe has become the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for the fifth time, it came after the end of the weeks-long political crisis in Sri Lanka.

On 26th October  2018, Mr. Ranil Wickremsing was ousted as Prime minister of Sri Lanka.  He was replaced by Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister. Mr. Rajapaksa resigned on 15th October 2018 after he failed to prove majority in the Sri Lankan Parliament.

Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the Prime minister for the fifth time which is a record in Sri Lanka.

Ranil Wickremesinghe (69-years-old) is a Sri Lankan politician and the incumbent Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. He belongs to United National Party and has served as its leader since 1994.

Ranil Wickremesinghe got elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the first time in 1977 from Colombo District.

Ranil Wickremesinghe was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in the J. R. Jayewardene government. He also became the youngest cabinet minister of Sri Lanka after he was promoted to the post of Minister of Youth Affairs and Employment.

Ranil Wickremesinghe has also been the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 1993 to 1994 and 2001 to 2004.

Sri Lanka

Capitals:  Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (Administrative) and Colombo (Commercial)

Largest City: Colombo 

Currency: Sri Lankan rupee

Prime Minister: Ranil Wickremesinghe

President: Maithripala Sirisena


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