Sri Lanka’s ties with India will strengthen, Ranil Wickremesinghe thanks PM Modi

Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that he is looking forward to strengthen ties with India. Not only this, Ranil Wickremesinghe thanked PM Modi for providing financial assistance to Sri Lanka facing severe economic crisis. Wickremesinghe on Thursday took oath as prime minister in debt-ridden Sri Lanka following the resignation of Mahinda […]
 


Sri Lanka’s ties with India will strengthen, Ranil Wickremesinghe thanks PM Modi

Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that he is looking forward to strengthen ties with India. Not only this, Ranil Wickremesinghe thanked PM Modi for providing financial assistance to Sri Lanka facing severe economic crisis. Wickremesinghe on Thursday took oath as prime minister in debt-ridden Sri Lanka following the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

“I want to build closer relations with India,” Wickremesinghe said. Pointing to India’s billion-dollar aid, Wickremesinghe said, “I want to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India has promised loans, lines of credit and credit swaps worth over Rs 3 billion to help debt-ridden Sri Lanka. Wickremesinghe has become the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for the sixth time. However, he has not been able to complete his term even once.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Wickremesinghe as the new Prime Minister

According to sources, despite being close to the Rajapaksa family and in opposition, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has made Vikram Singh the new Prime Minister. Not only this, given the unstable and violent political situation in Sri Lanka, Wickremesinghe will try to ensure that the Rajapaksa family emerges safely from the crisis. Meanwhile, a Sri Lankan court on Thursday barred former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and 14 others, including his son, legislators and senior police officials, from leaving the country. A magistrate’s court in Colombo has banned the travel of Mahinda Rajapakse, his son MP Namal and 14 others.

The mob violently attacked peaceful protesters outside the prime minister’s official residence and in front of his presidential office. Attorney General Sanjay Rajrantham informed the court about the ban on the former PM and others. The Attorney General has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to investigate the violent attack on peaceful protesters.