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United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in by president Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister this afternoon.


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  • bb Friday, 09 January 2015 09:38 PM

    both of them.

    mim Friday, 09 January 2015 09:38 PM

    we Sri lankans will government of wonder of Asia.

    gayan Friday, 09 January 2015 08:07 PM

    Who will run the country. My3 or Ranil?

    MADUKRM22 Friday, 09 January 2015 08:07 PM

    Congrats and best wishes. A long wait. Hope for good governance.

    ramkumar Friday, 09 January 2015 09:40 PM

    What happened to unresigned up fa premier

    gayan Friday, 09 January 2015 08:07 PM

    Who will run the country. My3 or Ranil?

    sri Friday, 09 January 2015 09:45 PM

    There are two more to count, chandrika and SF.Do they get a piece of cake too ?

    sri Friday, 09 January 2015 09:45 PM

    There are two more to count, chandrika and SF.Do they get a piece of cake too ?

    Thaminda Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:34 PM

    Best wishes for new prasident and pm

    Ryan Friday, 09 January 2015 09:49 PM

    it doesnt matter who rules. whether maithree or ranil. both are exceptional leaders via DM Android App

    senarath Friday, 09 January 2015 09:59 PM

    Congratulations!!! He deserves it.

    cifit Friday, 09 January 2015 10:01 PM

    And the meaning of incorruptible.

    DP Friday, 09 January 2015 08:13 PM

    Thank god and all the lucky stars we have a PM who knows what it means to be a PM and knows the meaning of governance.

    Maya Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:42 PM

    Another astrological saying came true: when PM last time, RW went to Tamilnadu and seen a yogi who public ally predicted that he would soon lose it (CBK sacked him later) and will come back years later to be a popular leader for long.

    patriot Sunday, 11 January 2015 01:01 AM

    Only you are awake out of so many comments. :)

    Roshan Friday, 09 January 2015 08:18 PM

    once the execute presidency powers are abolished does not it means pm gets the powers and the president going to be a puppet ? hope someone can help me here

    Nilal Nanhimiarachchi Friday, 09 January 2015 08:19 PM

    MS will run the country with the help of RW.

    SADEESH Friday, 09 January 2015 08:22 PM


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    Daya Friday, 09 January 2015 10:17 PM

    Congrats Ranil. Expectations are very high, and its time to treat all citizens as Srilankans, rather than being called Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslims etc.We know you can build the bridges now.

    siva Friday, 09 January 2015 08:29 PM

    hope lalith w would be replaced after this

    happy Friday, 09 January 2015 08:30 PM

    Lanka is thrilled and excited. Congratulations PM Ranil.

    CITIZEN Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:01 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS, Sir. Your advice and experience are vital to run the proposed "MY3" Administration. Please ensure the number of Ministers do not exceed 25 - better, even less, as promised!

    arul Friday, 09 January 2015 08:36 PM

    The Country shall be governed according to the Constitution, and not by any individual, Maithri or Ranil. They are the guardians of the Constitution.

    Hubert SilvaBpulle Friday, 09 January 2015 08:36 PM

    Congratulations to the new President and the new Government .People expect justice to all countrymen, irrespective of cast, creed and religion, and position. Wrong doers must be punished. Ben

    Rajitha Friday, 09 January 2015 08:36 PM

    The Parliament will run the country with the blessings of RW and MS

    K Perera Friday, 09 January 2015 08:38 PM

    President , Prime Minister, and the Cabinet, but not one family.

    channa Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:10 AM

    No Chandrika ,

    Zypher Friday, 09 January 2015 10:30 PM

    As a Tamil who supported My3, I want to firmly state that, the reason I and other Tamils supported My3, was not to ask for a separate state nor to ask for favours for our race ! ...We just want to live peacefully as one country with Sinhala and Muslim brothers and sisters, under a corruption free government. We want a government which would safeguard the rights of all people, treat everyone equally. Protect media and the right to express views. Practice transparency in government activities whilst respecting the privacy of public. Allow the judiciary and police force to operate autonomously. Good luck. Love and Peace !

    Gamaya Friday, 09 January 2015 10:31 PM

    Good governance ? - look to the heavens and hope for the best

    Dil Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:18 AM

    We have seen the speediest development of this beautiful country post 2009 thanks to a visionary leader who made decisions.History will show whether democracy is the best option for SL.

    hiran hettiarachchi Friday, 09 January 2015 10:32 PM

    What a pity for TISSA

    Harsha Friday, 09 January 2015 08:42 PM

    First,congratulations to the President and the prime Minister. Then to the team that worked tirelessly behind the scene. I hope that this will be the beginning of a new era, we hoped in 2009.

    Chaminda Friday, 09 January 2015 10:33 PM

    What a combination - Ranil

    Nims Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:28 AM

    Let the ex PM to do his business

    Nauffer Mohamed Friday, 09 January 2015 10:40 PM

    We have wise prime minister Honorable Mr.Ranil Wickramashinge A great leader who has great vision of theMother SRI Lannka and he knows the people feeling.My Congrats To You Pacents

    Dayawathie Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:45 AM

    Are you stupid or what, Gayan ?.

    Tommy Friday, 09 January 2015 10:51 PM

    Look at the monkey caught n the middle

    ANTON Friday, 09 January 2015 10:55 PM

    First, we must thank the Astrologer of the ex-President for giving "dead ropes" to advance the Elections by two years. We, the peace-loving Sri Lankans can now breath in our motherland and we can be rest assured that justice will prevail. All our good wishes to his Excellency the newly elected President of Sri Lanka and the internationally recognized Statesman and well experienced Prime Minister, Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe.

    susantha Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:55 AM

    Congratulations to HE the President and Hon Ranil W the most suitable person to occupy the seat with knowledge wisdom and ability to develop the country

    Seevaratnam Friday, 09 January 2015 10:56 PM

    Congratulations Sir. All the best. Sri lanka is in safe hands.

    Euclid Friday, 09 January 2015 08:55 PM

    A free ride. Will be a short ride and Ranil and Mithree dose not have a majority in parliament .

    Liyanage Saturday, 10 January 2015 04:16 AM

    He will be a frequent visitor to US and White House .looking for advice.

    Shamil Friday, 09 January 2015 08:56 PM

    Congratulations. Educated man excellent economy. via DM Android App

    Azee Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:19 PM

    Ranil may be sad to leave his long-standing office as Leader Of The Opposition.Who will fill the vacancy via DM Android App

    Dom Friday, 09 January 2015 11:02 PM

    First 100 days Ranil and Maithri, When they completed the program, In the General election who wins the majority seats in the Parliament will be come the Prime Minister.I still believe that Ranil would be the best choice for the country as capitalism and economism.

    DK Friday, 09 January 2015 11:15 PM


    AA Friday, 09 January 2015 11:19 PM

    Congratulations! Wish the vision you have will guide the country to great heights. At least we hope for good governance.

    Mirosaan Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:38 PM

    Congratulation for both.. Hoping for no corruption

    DN Friday, 09 January 2015 09:06 PM

    President or PM it is finally "Maithree"

    sahan Friday, 09 January 2015 11:41 PM

    A royalist to rule the country. Good luck sir

    Jana Friday, 09 January 2015 09:10 PM

    so parliament majority...?

    Rizwan Friday, 09 January 2015 09:12 PM

    now the need is HOW YOU RUN THE COUNTRY? Hope these two experienced Politicians will run the country better than before.

    SANGEETH Friday, 09 January 2015 09:17 PM

    It is going be a democratic rule in the country not a facist rule like early era, This not a business to run

    mic Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:17 PM

    Congratulations Mr. President. Ranil is a vegitable

    Noel Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:07 PM

    Finally justice to Ranil.

    Euclid Friday, 09 January 2015 09:26 PM

    Please read the Sri Lanka constitution and its amendments. I guess very few MPs would have read it. Could be bought cheap. Give it a try?

    Waco Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:11 PM

    It is a must to make the Department of Police free from all sorts of interfearances .

    Wasana Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:33 PM

    now we can breath extremely free because we have exceptional great President and PM with the excellence of his experiences combined with internationally recognition.

    Dom Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:15 PM

    Not puppet, President will be the head of state and the Prime Minister most likely to be the head of Government.Also, President will be responsible for national securities.

    siva Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:06 AM

    Congraatulations My3

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