Sri Lanka’s new president picks brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM

Sri Lanka’s new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has named his elder brother Mahinda as prime minister.
Mahinda Rajapaksa – who was president himself between 2005 and 2015, will replace Ranil Wickremasinghe when sworn in on Thursday.
The former prime minister stepped down after his party’s presidential candidate lost the election earlier this week..

Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from the capital, Colombo.

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