Ranil Wickremesinghe elected President of Sri Lanka

Ranil Wickremesinghe elected President of Sri Lanka

  • Veteran Sri Lankan politician and six-time Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been elected as the ninth President of the Island nation by the Parliament.
  • Wickremesinghe secured 134 votes in the presidential election by the 225-member parliament on July 20, 2022.
  • The 73-year-old Wickremesinghe will serve the remaining term of former President¬†Gotabaya Rajapaksa, which ends in 2024.

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