It is learned that Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned as the Prime Minister due to the flames of protest. President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who is trying to shore up the country from the crisis, has opted to appoint United National Party leader Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister. Addressing the Lankan Parliament on Wednesday, he said he would bring in a new Prime Minister who would win the confidence of the people.
Having served as a minister in various governments and four terms as Prime Minister, Wickremesinghe is known as a visionary leader who can effectively manage the economy. Analysts say the crisis in Sri Lanka needs leaders like veteran Wickremesinghe to end it as soon as possible.