In Berlin, the government said it expected Athens to press ahead with its reform agenda and the finance ministry said aid disbursements would be delayed should the elections cause any delay in an examination of the programme.
“Congratulations & best wishes to Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe on being sworn-in as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister”. The win solidifies power for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, with his party winning 106 of parliament’s 225.
India views the outcome of Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections as a huge blow to the “string of pearls” strategy of China, which had built the Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka as part of its Maritime Silk Road initiative.
The victory of the coalition of parties with the ungainly name of United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Monday’s General Election will ensure that the changes brought about at the Presidential Election of January...
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that Sri Lanka’s voters endorsed his government as parliamentary election results showed his party locked in a tight battle for power with allies of former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe urged Sri Lanka’s parties on Wednesday to work together as he began forming a new government backed by minority Tamils after a surge in support for his reform-driven agenda in parliamentary elections.