Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Wednesday named his elder brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister of the island nation, news agency AFP reported. The appointment came immediately after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigned as the PM, days after the ruling party’s candidate lost the presidential election to Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Name: Ranil Wickremesinghe
Country: Sri Lanka
Company: Government of Sri Lanka
Branch: Politician – Prime Minister
Position: Prime Minister
Replaced By: Mahinda Rajapaksa
Announcement Date: November 19, 2019, 11:00pm