Wickremesinghe was sworn in as interim president of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was inaugurated Thursday as interim president of the country after accepting the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa and before parliament elected a new president on July 20, he announced the office of the President of the Legislative Assembly. .

Earlier, the speaker of parliament announced the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa after he fled overseas after protesters stormed his residence last week. “Gotabaya has legally resigned,” Mahinda Yapa Abiwardana told reporters one day after the resignation message was sent. via e-mail.

Sri Lanka’s prime minister’s office announced that Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in on Friday as interim president to succeed Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled to Singapore after months of protests against him.

Wickremesinghe’s office, 73, said in a brief statement that he was sworn in by Chief Judge Jayantha Jayasuriya.

On the other hand, the office of the Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abiwardana announced that the presidential nominations will be accepted on July 19, with the parliamentarians voting the next day.