Sri Lanka’s New PM Ranil Wickremesinghe: Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned on Friday that the country’s current economic situation is going to get worse before it improves. Sri Lanka is going through the worst economic crisis ever and there has been a severe shortage of fuel. Wherein the prices of food items are skyrocketing. Some Sri Lankan citizens have also been forced to give up food.
Angered by the government’s failure to deal with the crisis, people have turned violent and on Monday, Mahindra Rajapakse was forced to resign as prime minister. Wickremesinghe, who took over as the country’s 26th prime minister, said in an interview with the BBC that he would ensure that families in the country get three meals a day.
Appeal for financial help from countries of the world
Appealing for more financial help from all over the world, the new Prime Minister said that there will be no problem of starvation, we will get food. The prime minister warned that the country’s worst economic crisis is about to get worse before it improves. Describing the Sri Lankan economy as fragmented, he said that his message to the Sri Lankan people is to be patient, I will bring things back on track.
Prime Minister of the country has been made on Thursday only
United National Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) has only one seat in Sri Lanka’s 225-member parliament, but has become the country’s next prime minister.
Wickremesinghe, a four-time Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, was removed from the post of Prime Minister by the then President Maithripala Sirisena in October 2018. However, only two months later, Sirisena reinstated him to this post. Wickremesinghe has got the support of all parties to lead the interim administration. His government can run for six months.