May 14, 2022

New Sri Lanka PM struggles to form govt

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new prime minister struggled on Friday to forge a unity government and forestall an imminent economic collapse as opposition lawmakers refused to join his cabinet and demanded fresh elections.Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in late on Thursday to navigate his country through the worst downturn in its history as an independent nation, with months of shortages and blackouts inflaming public anger.The 73-year-old insists he has enough support to govern and approached several...