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Ranil Wickremesinghe Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe is elected president of Sri Lanka

Ranil Wickremesinghe won the presidential election held by secret ballot on Tuesday, July 20, after Gotabaya Rajapaksa stepped down from his position earlier this month. Wickremesinghe is to remain president for the rest of Rajapaksa’s term which is to end in 2024

Race for Sri Lankan presidency begins as Gotabaya Rajapaksa steps down

The resignation comes after Rajapaksa, who came to power with an unprecedented 6.9 million votes, fled the country on July 13 following massive protests