Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as new president – BBC News

Sri Lanka’s former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the new president amid hopes that he will pull the country out of its economic suffering.

The 73-year-old took his oath at the tightly-guarded parliament complex.

Mr Wickremesinghe is seen as deeply unpopular with the public, but some protesters have said they will give him a chance.

Sri Lanka has seen months of mass unrest over an economic crisis.

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