Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has refused to resign in economic crisis facing Sri Lanka. However, after the demitting of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on the previous day, now Ranil Wickramasinghe once again became the new Prime Minister of the country in his place. Confirming this, Ranil Wickremesinghe took oath as the Prime Minister last evening.

Ranil Wickramasinghe has been the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka in the year 2018-19. He had to resign in the year 2019 after pressure emerged from his own party. President Gotabaya announced on Wednesday that he would appoint a new prime minister. Such a person will be appointed as the Prime Minister, who has a majority. He also announced the appointment of a new cabinet.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa while addressing the nation has said that people should avoid the messages spreading hatred. It is being told in the media reports that the opposition is divided into two factions regarding the new Prime Minister. Samagi Jan Balvegaya (SJB) leader Sajith Premadasa refused to become the PM. After this the President announced to make Ranil Wickremesinghe the PM.