<strong>Ranil Wickremesinghe is appointed as Sri Lanka's acting president.</strong>

July 15, 2022By omar salman

The speaker of Parliament announced that legislators will meet on Saturday to elect a new president now that Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation as president is effective.

COLOMBOS, Sri Lanka Until Parliament chooses a replacement for Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who resigned after being pushed from power by widespread protests over the nation's economic collapse, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka's temporary leader on Friday.

Rajapaksa's resignation as president took effect on Thursday, according to the speaker of Sri Lanka's parliament, and MPs will meet on Saturday to elect a new president. The remaining of Rajapaksa's term, which ends in 2024, would be filled by their choice, according to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana. He anticipates finishing the procedure in seven days.

A new prime minister might be chosen by that person, who would then need the consent of Parliament. With Rajapaksa gone, Wickremesinghe was under increasing pressure.

A new prime minister might be chosen by that person, who would then need the consent of Parliament. With Rajapaksa gone, Wickremesinghe was under increasing pressure.

In a televised address, Wickremesinghe declared that he would take action to amend the constitution in the near future to curtail presidential authority and strengthen Parliament. He added that he would reinstate law and order and prosecute "insurgents."

Wickremesinghe said genuine protesters won't participate in such acts in reference to incidents that occurred near Parliament on Wednesday night and were reportedly implicated numerous troops being hurt.

"Protesters and insurgents are very different from one another. Insurgents will face judicial action, he declared.

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