Acting President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Verkarmasinghe was elected as the new President of the country.
According to media reports, the Sri Lankan Parliament has elected Wickramasinghe as the new President of the country despite his unpopularity and opposition from the public.
In the voting for the election of the new President of the country, Wickramasinghe got 134 votes while his rival candidate got 84 votes.
Wickremesinghe was made acting president after former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country, who has now been elected by Parliament as the official president.
Wickramasinghe is faced with the challenge of improving the poor economic and law and order situation of the country.
Speaking in Parliament after being elected President, Wickramasinghe said that the nation is currently in a very difficult situation and we have huge challenges ahead of us.
The newly elected president expressed his determination to restore political stability in the country and the bailout package of the IMF.
Wickramasinghe called upon the opposition parties to work unitedly for the betterment of the country.
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