Sri Lanka: Opposition meets to discuss new government as president steps down
11 July 2022 | 1:29 pm
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe agreed to resign on Saturday. Opposition parties are rushing to replace them with a coalition.
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