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Following his swearing in

PM PROMISES TO RESTORE NORMALCY

* Expresses gratitude to all citizens who united to protect democracy
* Says proud how SC, Parliament acted when democracy was in jeopardy
Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for the fifth time, before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo yesterday. Picture by Sudath Silva
Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for the fifth time, before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo yesterday. Picture by Sudath Silva

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe delivering a brief speech at Temple Trees following his swearing in as Prime Minister stated that their first task will be to bring the country back to normal and establish the status quo.

Delivering a Special Statement after he was sworn in as the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed his gratitude to all citizens who demanded democracy in unison during Sri Lanka’s political crisis.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe also said that he is proud how the Supreme Court and Parliament acted when democracy was in jeopardy.

The Prime Minister extended his gratitude to the Supreme Court, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Parliament for their steadfastness in protecting democracy in the country.

Wickremesinghe also stated that a new Cabinet will be sworn in during the next couple of days.

He said that the first thing they will look to achieve is to restore normalcy in the country and kick start development activities.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe promised to provided better living conditions and a to create a prosperous economy for the people despite the serious economic repercussions that the country had to face due to the political crisis.

“For three years, our people went through a number of hardships to bring the country to a stable level. When we were about to reap the benefits of these hardships, we were thrown into this conflict situation. However, we promise our people better living conditions soon. Development activities in the country came to a standstill in the last few weeks. This was very unfortunate. All of us want to lead normal lives. We want development,” Prime Minister Wickremesinghe observed.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe also extended his gratitude for those who fought relentlessly for the establishment of democracy in the country, including protesters, social activists and UNP supporters who carried the struggle to all parts of the country.

The Prime Minister also expressed his gratitude for social media activists who played a significant role in the resistance campaign to protect the people and democracy.


 

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