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Ranil Wickremesinghe to take oath as Sri Lanka’s PM on 16 December

NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka’s ousted Prime Minister and leader of the majority United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe is all set to regain his Prime Ministerial powers and will be taking oath on Sunday signalling an end to the nearly two-month power tussle in the island nation.

The UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will take oath as Prime Minister on Sunday at 10 am, Senior UNP MP Rajitha Senaratne has told. The apex court’s latest ruling came a day after it unanimously declared that the dissolution of Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena was “illegal”.

The apex court on Friday refused to stay a court order restraining Rajapaksa, 73, from holding the office of Prime Minister until it fully heard the case next month.

This article was first published on http://www.wakeuppost.com.

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