Ranil Wickremesinghe elected new Sri Lanka prez

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Ranil Wickremesinghe elected new Sri Lanka prez

 Colombo : Ranil Wickremesinghe has been elected the new President of Sri Lanka on Wednesday. He is Prime Minister of the island nation after resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa and the officiating President following Gotabaya Rajapaksa left the post. Sri Lanka has been facing severe economic and political crises. Following violent demonstrations against Mahinda and Gotabaya, who had to tender resignations, the parliamentarians elected Wickremesinghe as their new President. He was polled 134 votes. Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) candidate Dullas Alhapperuma and leftist Janata Vimukti Perammuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Disanayake got 82 and three votes, respectively. After getting elected Wickremesinghe said that the nation is going through a very critical situation and all together will work to rise from the situation.