Crisis-hit Sri Lanka Appoints PM To Helm Finance Ministry
Sumaira FH Published May 25, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Colombo, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th May, 2022 ) :Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was on Wednesday given the additional responsibility of running the finance ministry as the island nation grapples with its worst-ever economic crisis.
Wednesday's appointment ends two weeks of wrangling among coalition partners for the crucial position ahead of the bankrupt South Asian nation's bailout talks with the International Monetary Fund.
"The president's party had wanted the finance portfolio, but the PM insisted he wanted it if he is to lead the country out of the economic chaos," a top politician involved in the negotiations told AFP.