• Election of unpopular Sri Lankan PM invites more turmoil

    27 days ago - By Bésame

    By KRISHAN FRANCIS
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan lawmakers on Wednesday elected the unpopular prime minister as their new president, a choice that risked reigniting turmoil in the South Asian nation reeling from economic collapse and months of round-the-clock protests.
    The crisis has already forced out one leader, and a few hundred protesters quickly gathered after the vote to express their outrage that Ranil Wickremesinghe - a six-time prime minister whom they see as part of the problematic political establishment - would stay in power.
    While the choice invited more protests, lawmakers...
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