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Diplomats hope that Wickremesinghe’s appointment will bring stability

Following the appointment of Ranil Wickremesinghe to the post of Sri Lanka’s President, international diplomats have responded by issuing statements welcoming his support and hoping that this signals a move toward political stability.

Wickremesinghe’s appointment has been met with fierce opposition from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), refusing to accept any positions under his leadership as Prime Minister.

The US Ambassador for Sri Lanka, Julie Chung, tweeted:


India’s High Commissioner for Sri Lanka, Gopal Baglay, greeted Wickremesinghe in person and announced their meeting by tweeting:

The UK High Commission in Sri Lanka responded to the announcement by tweeting:

Germany’s High Commissioner for Sri Lanka did not mention Wickremesinghe’s appointment but tweeted:

Australia’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka stated on Twitter:



China’s ambassador to Sri Lanka, Qi Zhenhong, also met with Wickremesinghe and extended their support.

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