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Sri Lanka's president removes Law and Order portfolio from Ranil Wickrememsinghe - PTI

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has replaced Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed Ranjith Maddumma Bandara as the new Minister of Law and Order reports the Press Trust of India.

The senior politician was sworn in as the new minister in charge of the police. The decision comes as Sri Lanka’s police forces faced criticism for failing to prevent the spread of Buddhist-monk led anti-muslim violence.

Ranil Wickremesinghe was temporarly given the portfolio as the unity government struggled to select a candidate during a cabinate reshuffle.