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Sri Lankan President Says Regrets Crisis, Expands Cabinet Ahead of IMF Talks

Senin, 18 April 2022 | 21:34 WIB
Sri Lankan President Says Regrets Crisis, Expands Cabinet Ahead of IMF Talks

ILUSTRASI. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa expressed regret for his government's handling of a devastating economic crisis that has led to widespread protests. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sumber: Reuters | Editor: Anastasia Lilin Yuliantina

KONTAN.CO.ID - COLOMBO. Sri Lanka's embattled president announced 17 new ministerial appointments on Monday. Notably leaving out members of his own family and expressed regret for his government's handling of a devastating economic crisis that has led to widespread protests.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his elder brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, will stay on despite demands from protesters and the opposition for them to quit. Rajapaksa has governed the South Asian island nation since 2019 with other family members in top government positions.

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