May 11, Colombo: The United National Party (UNP) leader and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka tomorrow (12) or the day after (13), Lankadeepa reports according to sources.
UNP chairman Vajira Abeywardena has said that Ranil Wickremesinghe will be able to get a majority in parliament after being sworn in as the new Prime Minister.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Ranil Wickremesinghe had a discussion last night regarding resolving the crisis in the country and a discussion is scheduled to be held tomorrow (12) morning as well.
According to political sources, members of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), a section of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya and several other parties have already expressed their support to show majority for Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today addressing the Nation said he will appoint a Prime Minister who can win the confidence of parliament this week.