Ranil Wickremesinghe will replace President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who fled the country and then resigned after protesters stormed the presidential palace last week.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned by email Thursday, as protesters retreated from government buildings they had seized in the embattled country.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has fled Sri Lanka, slipping away hours before he promised to resign under pressure from protesters angry over an economic crisis.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has agreed to resign as of Wednesday.
“Polythene, food wrappers, plastic, other non-digestibles and water were the only things we could see in the post mortems.”
Inmates have staged protests in recent weeks demanding an increase in coronavirus testing and new isolation facilities for infected prisoners.
In a matter of months, Sri Lanka has gone from a success story to a cautionary tale in dealing with the coronavirus.
The Trump administration is challenging a federal appeals court ruling that blocked the deportation of a man from Sri Lanka.
Churches in Colombo, Sri Lanka were closed after over 250 people were killed in suicide bombings on April 21.
President Maithripala Sirisena’s office cited concerns over identification and national security in the wake of the deadly bombings.