(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Acting President by Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya today.
He took oaths following the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa being made formal.
Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today formally announced the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
He confirmed that the resignation letter has been received and takes effect from 14th July.
The Speaker said that Parliament will convene tomorrow (Saturday) to be informed about the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
He also said that he hopes to complete the process to elect a new President in 7 days.
The Speaker said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be President till a new President is picked.
The Speaker also appealed to the public to allow the democratic process to pick a new President to be held.