US looks forward to working with Ranil

The United States says it looks forward to working with newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung tweeted saying the US is looking forward to working with Ranil Wickremesinghe.

She said his appointment as Prime Minister, and the quick formation of an inclusive Government, are first steps to addressing the crisis and promoting stability.

“We encourage meaningful progress at the IMF and long-term solutions that meet the needs of all Sri Lankans,” she tweeted.

Wickremesinghe was sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo this evening.

He lost the last Parliament election and entered Parliament through the National List.

Wickremesinghe is the sole UNP member in Parliament.

Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on five previous occasions.

He was first appointed as PM from 1993 – 1994 after the assassination of President Ranasinghe Premadasa.

From 2001 to 2004 he was elected as the Prime Minister to lead the United National Front Government during the presidency of President Chandrika Bandaranayake.

In January 2015, he was appointed as the Prime Minister under President Maithripala Sirisena.

He was elected as Prime Minister at the Parliament election in August 2015.

In December 2018, then President Sirisena was compelled to appoint him as PM after having dismissed him in October 2018. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Gabriella, borrowing money costs the country please be specific? How much did Russia increase their interest rates by during their recent crisis when the ruble crashed. And see how fast it bounced back? Please do your homework…

  2. You can easily come to a conclusion that Ranil will not put the country first when the foreign powers are pleased to see him as a Prime Minister. I rest my case.

  3. Apparently some people want to test the citizenry’s patients by trying for the most number of prime ministers in the shortest time record at the cost of setting the country on fire and unleashing chaos…

  4. Of course; the US would like to work with a sycophant ! Let’s not forget under whose watch the Bond scandal was perpetrated.

    • What exactly is the bond scandal please explain 99% spew this propaganda but can’t explain head or tail?

      Oh wait because it was just propaganda maybe?

        • No one said no corruption in the UNP explain what the Bond Scam is please? Let’s see who’s the sycophant…

          • You are right ! The Bond scam only cost the Country 15 Billion Rupees !! Not worth mentioning !!! A mere drop in the bucket in the annals of Sri Lankan corruption !!!!

            I am surprised a man of your “wisdom” has never heard of the Sri Lankan BOND scandal. Have you heard of GOOGLE ?

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