Sri Lanka PM to take over as finance minister too

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will take charge as finance minister as well, the president’s office has announced, and will lead talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the crisis-hit nation seeks a bailout.

“Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as finance, economic stabilisation and national policies minister before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning,” a statement from the president’s office said on Wednesday.

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