Sri Lanka's Ranil Wickremesinghe Resigns As PM, Dissolves Cabinet

In an address to the nation, Wickremesinghe said he had informed new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa that he will step down Thursday, allowing a new minority government to be formed.

Sri Lanka's Ranil Wickremesinghe Resigns As PM, Dissolves Cabinet

Ranil Wickremesinghe's move clears the way for new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Colombo:

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe formally announced his resignation on Wednesday, four days after his party suffered a humiliating defeat at presidential polls.

In an address to the nation, Mr Wickremesinghe said he had informed new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa that he will step down Thursday, allowing a new minority government to be formed.

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