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Sri Lanka will elect new Prez on July 20 as Gotabaya to step down
short by Disha Jana / on Monday, 11 July, 2022
Sri Lankan parliament will elect a new president on July 20 to succeed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana announced on Monday. The decision, which was taken at an all-party meet earlier today, comes as Rajapaksa will formally resign from the post on July 13. Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's office also confirmed that the entire Cabinet will resign.
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