Sri Lanka’s President issued a Gazette appointing Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Acting President

Gotabaya Rajapaksa meets Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued an extraordinary gazette appointing Ranil Wickremesinghe as Acting President of Sri Lanka.

The relevant gazette notice states that Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe will be appointed to perform the duties of the presidency during his absence from the island.

Therefore, the President has appointed Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka under Article 37 (1) of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, with effect from 13th July 2022, to exercise, perform and discharge the powers, duties, and functions of the Office of President during such period of my absence from Sri Lanka.

Below is the gazette announcement.

Gazette notification - Ranil Wickremesinghe as Acting President of Sri Lanka

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