‘Back us…’: Lankan leader urges India for support ahead of vote for new Pres

Published on July 20, 2022 11:17 AM IST

Ahead of a big vote in Sri Lanka where parliament will elect a new president, opposition leader Sajith Premadasa has made a request to India. In a tweet, Premadasa appealed to the island nation to continue helping the island nation regardless of who is elected to the top post. The three main contenders for Sri Lanka’s presidential election are interim president Ranil Wickremesinghe, former journalist Dallas Alahapperuma and left-wing Janata Vimukti Peramuna party leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake. For the first time in 44 years, Sri Lanka’s parliament will directly elect a president in a three-way contest to replace Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the crisis-ridden country. View this report to learn more.

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