Wickremesinghe gets law ministry in reshuffle


SRI LANKA’S prime minister took over the key law and order ministry last Sun­day (25) as part of a cabinet reshuffle, after a local election defeat sparked calls for his resignation.   Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in to the ministerial post last Sunday, a week after the minister in charge of the police, Sagala Ratnayaka, resigned amid accusa­tions he had failed to prosecute mem­bers of the former regime.   Several other ministerial changes were also made, while another reshuffle will be carried out within two weeks, president Maithripala Sirisena said after the swearing-in ceremony.   “These changes as well as those soon to…

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