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Sri Lanka’s crisis chief, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has said he will appoint a new prime minister and cabinet

Amid the growing economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made a major announcement on Wednesday. Addressing the nation, he said that a new prime minister will be appointed within a week, and a new government will also be formed. He said that party leaders are busy forming the new government in the country.

Addressing on TV, he said, I will appoint a new prime minister and the government will be formed as well. In his speech, he also referred to the recent violence and said that tough action would be taken against the rioters.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa said the country is facing a political and economic crisis. Many people are suggesting that alliances must now be made with different political parties to form the government. “I have tried in the past to form a coalition government and I agree with the proposal,” he said. “The old government has been removed and now a new government will be formed that will give preference to the youth and there will be no Rajapaksa,” he said.

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Let us tell you that in the past several days, the demonstration against the government has become violent. The people are also demanding the resignation of President Rajapaksa. Clashes took place in several places between government supporters and demonstrators. Here, at least eight people, including a parliamentarian, were killed in this violence. Meanwhile, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was then prime minister, resigned and took refuge in a naval base. Strict arrangements have been made for their security.


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