Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, is sworn in as the new prime minister before President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday. Photo: Reuters

‘Anti-democratic coup’: Sri Lanka in turmoil as PM Wickremesinghe is sacked and rival Rajapaksa sworn in

  • Ranil Wickremesinghe denounced his surprise dismissal as an illegal move by President Maithripala Sirisena
  • Ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s appointment came after months of rising tensions between Sirisena and Wickremesinghe
Topic |   Sri Lanka

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Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, is sworn in as the new prime minister before President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday. Photo: Reuters
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