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Ranil Wickremesinghe. Photo: Twitter @RW_UNP
Ranil Wickremesinghe. Photo: Twitter @RW_UNP
Live news updates: appointed a new prime minister on Thursday, as its embattled president seeks a way out of the country's worst economic crisis since independence that has sparked widespread protests.
 
Ranil Wickremesinghe, a political veteran who has been prime minister of the island nation five times before, must try to address financial chaos and heal political divisions as he sets out to form a coalition government.

"We are facing a crisis, we have to get out of it," Wickremesinghe told Reuters as he left a temple in the main city of Colombo shortly after his swearing-in. Asked whether there was a possible solution, he replied: "Absolutely."


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First Published: Thu, May 12 2022. 07:02 IST

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