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Mahinda Rajapaksa Becomes Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for the Third Time: Assumes Duties Immediately After Being Sworn in as PM Before Sibling Gotabaya Rajapaksa the New President.

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday took oaths as the 24th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa took oaths before his brother and newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, and promptly assumed duties at the Prime Minister’s Office.

The Prime Minister visited the Gangaramaya Temple before taking oaths. Mahinda Rajapaksa has held the post twice before, and took to Twitter stating, “I’m honoured to have taken oaths as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister. I look forward to serving all Sri Lankans as we take our country forward with a new vision to further develop and protect it for future generations.”

Courtesy:Daily FT