Sri Lanka | Rajapakse sworn in as new PM amid power struggle in Sri Lanka

Rajapakse sworn in as new PM amid power struggle in Sri Lanka

There was drama in Colombo on Friday with the president calling on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to step down and hand power to former leader Mahinda Rajapakse, but the PM was still refusing to stand down on Saturday

October 27, 2018 4:01 PM (UTC+8)
Former Sri Lankan strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, left, hands documents to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena as he is sworn in on Friday as the new PM in Colombo. Photo: AFP/Handout/ Sri Lankan President Media
Former Sri Lankan strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, left, hands documents to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena as he is sworn in on Friday as the new PM in Colombo. Photo: AFP/Handout/ Sri Lankan President Media
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