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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appoint new PM, Cabinet amid violent clashes in country

Prime News, International (Colombo), May 12:- Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday announced that he will appoint a new Prime Minister and a Cabinet this week.

His announcement has come after former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from his post amid violent clashes across the country as it goes through worst economic crisis ever since its independence in 1948.

“I will appoint a young cabinet without any of the Rajapaksas,” Gotabaya said, as he started talks with political parties to stop the country from sliding into anarchy. “The new government’s Prime Minister will be awarded the opportunity to produce a new program and take this country forward,” he added.

Sri Lanka has been without a government since the last two days after President Gotabaya’s elder brother and prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned, making way to form an all party interim government.

The President is constitutionally empowered to run the country without a cabinet. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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