Ranil is PM – #SriLanka Cabinet spokesman Rajitha while President’s office says Cabinet is dissolved and PM is Mahinda #lka

Constitutional Crisis in Sri Lanka : “Ranil Wickramasinghe is the Prime Minister of this country” Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne tells BBC, President office says Cabinet is dissolved and Prime Minister is Mahinda Rajapaksa.

President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday (Oct 26) sacked his Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed former president Mahinda Rajapakse as the new premier, the president’s office said.

A private television network loyal to Mr Rajapakse televised him being sworn in as the new prime minister, replacing Mr Wickremesinghe.

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