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Sri Lanka: President Sirisena sacks Wickremesinghe as PM

Oct 26, 2018 22:45 IST

In a dramatic turn of events in Sri Lanka, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was officially sworn in as the island nation’s Prime Minister. The abrupt political development surfaced after President Sirisena’s party called off the coalition with Wickremesinghe’s United National Party. This led to President Sirisena appointing Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister.

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