Sri Lanka president appoints new PM as finance minister


Sri Lanka's newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at a ceremony to assume duties at the prime minister's office in Colombo, on Oct 29, 2018.
Sri Lanka's newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at a ceremony to assume duties at the prime minister's office in Colombo, on Oct 29, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

COLOMBO (REUTERS) - Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena appointed new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa as the finance minister, the president's media division said on Monday (Oct 29).

Sirisena appointed Rajapaksa along with several other legislators to the cabinet.