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PM Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to resign on Wednesday

Colombo, Nov 20 (BAN/ AD): As PM Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to resign on Wednesday which will allow new President to form care-taker government until the general elections in March 2020. On Tuesday PM informed President that he would resign from his post.

The President has is expected to appoint a caretaker cabinet with 15 members until the General Elections in March 2020. It is expected that Gotabaya Rajapaksa will appoint former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister of the care-taker government.

Several UNP ministers have reportedly suggested the Prime Minister Wickremesinghe to resign pointing out that in 2015, the UPFA Cabinet resigned allowing President Maithripala Sirisena to form a caretaker government with Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister until 2015 August parliamentary elections. The Prime Minister is expected to announce his resignation at the UNF party leadersmeeting scheduled Wednesday.

As per sources new Cabinet is expected to be sworn in on Thursday.

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